Posted 6/22/2020 10:52 (#8329182 - in reply to #8325305) Subject: RE: A bit more on autism and vaccines
West of Mpls MN about 50 miles on Hwy 12
The short answer is yes.
A little history of autism from Wikipedia...CDD was originally described by Austrian educator Theodor Heller (1869–1938) in 1908, 35 years before Leo Kanner and Hans Asperger described autism. Heller had previously used the name dementia infantilis for the syndrome. In May 2013, CDD, along with other sub-types of PDD (Asperger's syndrome, autism, and PDD-NOS), was fused into a single diagnostic term called "autism spectrum disorder" under the new DSM-5 manual.
Our experience over the last 27 years has been that it usually takes at least two years for parents to admit their child even has "issues".
And then the blame game, and search for a "cure" begins for many parents, when they should be focusing on what makes their child "tick"...including diet, behavior therapy, and environmental therapy for their child.
Parents need to educate themselves on as many therapy options as they can.
All behavior therapy, and environmental therapy for their child can be done at home...too much therapy can result in the exact opposite of what you trying to achieve.
No amount of "hired" therapy will replace the direct interaction, and therapy program a parent can prescribe, and provide.
No one therapy program will work for all autistic children/people like many "experts" try sell. Parents cannot get hung up on their belief a certain therapy will "cure" their child's autism. Many times what parents believe will help their child, is the exact opposite of what their child needs. A "successful" autism therapy program lasts a lifetime, and is ever changing. What "works" today, might not tomorrow.
There is currently no cure for autism, the cause is unknown. The cure, and cause will probably always remain unknown...billions of dollars will be spent on autism cause, and cure efforts.