According to some studies autism could be cured using eugenics, which says that autism is already there when the child is born. But other studies show that autism is developed by the child, usually after being vaccinated. These studies contradict one another, which leads me to believe that perhaps some disorders that are thought to be autism are really something else. How can one disorder be caused by two different things? How could the same disorder that is there at birth for some children be developed later on by others?
There are at least thirty signs and symptoms used by doctors to diagnose autism. With that many symptoms there is a lot of room for misdiagnosis.
Some children with autism show certain signs that others don’t. I have seen one autistic child have none of the symptoms the other did, yet have his own array of symptoms. This made me wonder were they really both autistic, but the truth is their symptoms did fall under the list of autistic symptoms. But that is the main issue. There are so many symptoms that fall under that diagnosis. If there were three children, thirty symptoms could be divided into ten for each of them, and none of the symptoms would have to be the same for the diagnosis to still be considered as autism. How can more than one person with the same disorder have completely different symptoms form one another?
The other issue is of when the autism starts. Many parents believe that autism is caused by vaccinations, but that doesn’t explain the children who are born with autism. There are some parents who say their child was never vaccinated and yet they still developed autism. Some parents say their child proved to be autistic within the first few months while others say their child took years to show any signs. I remember a few years ago reading an article about a child who was speaking in full sentences and developing motor skills at a normal rate and then suddenly one morning when he woke up he had stopped speaking, like he became autistic overnight. Is it the same disorder coming from several different causes? Or is it several disorders that look similar to one another?
Autism is broken down into mild, severe, and high functioning levels. But some children who are considered mild only actually show a couple of symptoms and some who are high functioning show more symptoms than those that are mild. There are some children with severe autism who excel academically, while there are some with high functioning who just squeeze by. The variety of symptoms and actions cause the diagnoses to seem wrong. Could this be because the disorder they are diagnosed with has so much diagnostic material that it cuts out the chances of other symptoms of other disorders being questioned?
There are a lot of questions in this article that have yet to be answered. Autism is a very wide disorder with much room for misdiagnosis. The differences in children diagnosed with autism make it look as if there is more than one disorder at hand. Could it really be that too many symptoms have been classified as autism symptoms? If this be the case, there could be some very good reasoning behind the varying causes.