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I am confused:How can you tell if an adult has autism? | Autism Society of Kent County

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  1. Heidi N
    Heidi N
    August 12, 2011 at 4:26 pm | | Reply

    Yes, many with autism appear slow because they have difficulty collecting their thoughts. Your observance if very wise. Because of this, you may be able to help him trememdously. Mainstream medical has failed us, and we are now turning to alternative medicine, including doctors who are medical doctors but use alternative methods. His best bet is to get a Zyto done to learn what is possibly going on. The practitioner who does the Zyto can tell you of doctors who know how to help such individuals.

    Also, you can go to http://www.generationrescue.org and ask which local doctors in the area can help him. You can also join Yahoo Groups on autism biomedical to learn of local doctors and various treatment options. Autism is caused by pathogens and toxins, and ridding such, is recovering them. My children no longer have autism. These same pathogens and toxins, of course, make one ill, as in your husband’s case.

    Do not settle for mainstream’s view that the body is working amiss and there is nothing anyone can do. There are reasons the body is working amiss, there are doctors who know how to find these causes, and there is lots you can do about it.

  2. Siennaleigh
    Siennaleigh
    August 12, 2011 at 4:46 pm | | Reply

    It is very difficult to explain in one short answer what autism is because it is unique to each person. I disagree that all autism is caused by toxins and vaccines. I know there is a class of autism caused by damage from toxins, but that is not the case with my son. BTW, a good diet will make anyone feel better, autistic or not.

    My son has High Functioning Autism or Asperger Syndrome and it is obvious that it is genetic. He acts just like my husband, my BIL and FIL, my husbands brother and father. The only difference being that my FIL and BIL have worse symptoms than my husband and son. Also, my son started speaking quite young and never lost the ability to speak. It is clear that his condition was present from birth, before he was ever introduced to dairy or gluten or toxins. He was on an optimal diet of close to 100 percent organic foods, no dairy, no wheat, no sugar, and something was still amiss.

    There is a lot of information out there about autism. I think the best way to figure it out without seeing a doctor would be to read a book about Autism Spectrum Disorders, maybe one specifically about adults.

    My husband and his brother were both considered slow when they were children. It is a label that was used at that time because people had no other way to explain it, not that they really may have been slow. They both received speech therapy and still have issues with misunderstanding people in conversations and having a hard time getting their point across.

    Here is a great article I recently found by an adult with autism or Asperger Syndrome

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/conditions/03/28/autism.essay/index.html

    Good luck! If anything, I hope your husband can start feeling better. I know with my husband and son, being sick turns our home upside down because they have trouble expressing themselves.

    p.s. not trying to start an autism argument here. just letting you know that there are many different opinions out there about autism.

  3. Avonlea
    Avonlea
    August 12, 2011 at 5:19 pm | | Reply

    They do not get the gist of what you are on about and answer questions to suit their own agenda, sometimes completely going way off tangent.

    They can be very aggressive in getting their point across and have difficulty working out if situations just annoy them, greatly irritate them or really make them angry.

    They are egocentric.

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