Okay, here is a list of all the Autism causes… Well, I wish it was that simple. The cause of Autism is still very complex to researchers.
Many areas have been studied including: brain injury, foods with gluten, vaccines, seizures, family history, c-sections, etc.
In the 50’s, 60’s and even the 70’s, Autism was often blamed on cold mothers. The feeling then was that moms that showed a lack of affection to their children were to blame. Amazingly, it took many years for researchers to finally say without a doubt that cold parents are not one of the Autism causes.
There are plenty of wonderful parents who were wrongly accused years ago. Thankfully, researchers have confirmed that so called cold parenting is not to blame. Many studies have been done on the possible causes of Autism, unfortunately, none as of yet have proven to be conclusive without a doubt.
Vaccines are by far the touchiest of all possible causes. Parents are either on one side or the other when it comes to Autism and vaccines. We take a look at Autism and MMR on another page.
Some other areas of concern are diets consisting of gluten products. Many Autistic children have stomach problems as does our child. The removal of gluten from the diet has worked for some Autistic individuals. We will look at Autism diets on another page as well.
The prime area researchers are focusing on is genetics. There does seem to be a connection between genetics and Autism. How it is connected is still a bit of a mystery.
Researchers are also studying if the environment is somehow triggering a reaction in those individuals, whose immune system might be susceptible to having the Autism Spectrum Disorder.
It is very important for parents to help by participating in any research studies they can. The more Autism information they have can only help find a cure.
If you are looking for more information on vaccines, there is a book by Mary Alexander entitled: “Calling the shots; Childhood vaccination- one family’s journey” which combines the personal experience of the author with factual information. You can find the book at Autism Today by clicking on