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I Know What Causes Autism I was exhausted, and Joe and I were fighting constantly; bickering and arguing and having long screaming matches.

For the first time, I could feel my marriage slipping away from me like sand through my fingers. And my first child, Joey sweet, uncomplicated, good natured Joey was a year old at the time. His easy nature only highlighted his new brother's fussiness. Yes, I believe autism is a genetic condition. I believe that somehow Joe's DNA mixed up with my DNA and together we had a child who thinks Wednesday is orange. Perhaps his unique genetic coding makes him more sensitive to things in our environment like lead and mercury and plastic. I don't know about the strawberry thing, though. (For years I blamed Joe's side of the family for the autism gene. But a few years ago I went to a funeral for someone on my side of the family, and I looked around the room and was all like hmmmmm.) I was in a coffee shop last week and a woman came up and introduced herself to me. She said her daughter, Lily, is in Jack's fifth grade class. I nodded and smiled, took my cup of coffee OK, OK, and my cupcake from the counter, and turned to leave. "Wait," she touched my arm. "I just wanted to tell you something. Lily told me that a boy called Jack weird the other day in class." I cringed. "Oh, well, yes. That happens." "Lily said she told the boy that Jack isn't weird. She told him he's exactly the way he's supposed to be." You can see my dilemma. If I start running around declaring autism an epidemic and screeching about how we need to find out where it's coming from and who started it womens bracelets pandora and how to cure it, well, that sort of contradicts the whole message of acceptance and tolerance and open mindedness. This fragile glass house we've been pandora stores sydney working so hard to build over the past decade will explode into a thousand tiny pieces. But on the other hand, it sort of is an epidemic. Other families are going to have babies and maybe they would like to have some idea of how to prevent this tricky spectrum disorder from striking. My own children will have their children, and if autism is indeed caused by automotive exhaust, it would be good to know so we could all buy electric cars. At the same time, I don't want to focus so much on the what and when and where and how that I forget about the who. Because I don't care where it came from. It doesn't matter to me why Jack has who sells pandora charms autism. But it might be good information to have. There's nothing wrong with him. Maybe there's a little something wrong with him because he just spent the last 45 minutes talking about all the different kinds of gum that Walmart sells. Maybe I should stop using Tupperware and make him eat strawberries even though he hates them and re paint the house to make sure there is no lead on the walls or the windowsills. Maybe I should throw away our frying pan. Maybe I should have loved him harder, deeper, more when he was a tiny swaddled baby squirming in my arms. As you can see, my feelings about Jack's autism diagnosis are as new zealand pandora complicated as a prism with a thousand colors and angles and light. Some days, my doubts are soft whispers within my heart; other times it's as though someone is shouting in my ear. I am not a scientist. I am not smart enough for that. But I am a mother. And although I am not really smart enough for that either, I do know autism from that angle.

I know the rigidity and the obsessiveness and the rage over having an aide in school. I know the disappointment and the fear. I know the quiet longing that comes with being different or weird, because I see it every single day.


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