There are many myths and theories surrounding autism.
Autism has been around longer that it has had a name and much longer than many of the theories below were even invented.
Here's a light hearted collection of some of the theories that are around.
Did I shampoo our dog?!
Or was I specially chosen by god?
When pregnant was I stressed?
Or did the devil my son possess.?!
Is C the next stage of evolution?
In the air was there pollution?
Did I conceive in late spring?
Do I remember if it was raining?!
Is C a crystal child waiting to ascend?
Or is he one of the mutant X-Men?
Was it the dental fillings I had?
Or the triple vaccine MMR jab?
Was it my lipstick that was red?!
Or the mobile phone near my head?
Could it be a food allergy?
Or my disordered personality?!
Was it the smoking and drinking which was bad?
Or C having an older dad?
Was I a cold refrigerator mom?
Who always had the TV on?
Or does C have an extreme male brain?
Many things that would explain!
C wasn’t held to ransom,
Nor is he a victim or a madman.
Words hit like a fist - like Retard
Or he’s a brat whom I didn’t spank hard.
It doesn’t matter to me what was the cause
Or the whys and wherefores.
As if you look at my family tree
Its more than plane to see!
What matters is the here and now,
Not the why, not the how.
Autism has made C who he is today -
I wouldn’t have him any other way.
I support C and help him as best I can.
I love him for who he is. C a wonderful young man.