Yesterday the news headlines were all about the latest study into the cause of Autism. The findings of this particular study was very large and looked at 93,000 children! The study found that mothers that reported having the “Flu” during their pregnancy were at least twice as likely to have a child with autism as those who didn’t report having the flu.
So, what do you think???
I know in the case of my own child, this study really hit a nerve as I did have the flu when I was pregnant with him and he is my only child out of 4 that is on the Autism Spectrum. My other 3 are not at all, and I did not have the flu with any of their pregnancies. Coincidence or an Autism Factor??? For many other moms that I have spoken to, this is not the case at all, and they never got the flu during pregnancy. So then, what caused their child’s autism?
We then are back to the mystery…“What causes Autism?”
***Could it be just one thing or a number of factors?
***Is it Environmental or Genetic?
***Do Vaccines cause Autism?
The questions are vast, and there are many answers, however, for our particular child, which answers fit our questions? This is up to you, and your child depends on you to find that answer.
Here is the news report that inspired me to write this article, and at the same time inform as many as possible of any and all possibilities of an answer to Autism Spectrum. Spread the word! Please watch! Inform and arm yourselves with knowledge in order to fight as the ultimate advocate for your child!
ABC World And Local News – Headlines – Yesterday…
Autism – New Study Links “Flu” to Autism!
ABC Action News, Linda Hurtado interviews Dr. Nelson Mane’
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