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My wife teaches learning challenged children. She loves working with them.
Unfortunately autism doesn't generally bring children into her group, but
she's worked with them, and many are a wonder. One boy she likes to tell
about could take any date you might give him in any century and he could tell
you quickly what day of the week that was. Apparently they are sometimes hard
to teach if you can't figure out how to, I guess get to them. It seems
most have a blessing of being able to do things that normal people can't
do. Most are mathematicly inclined. Since they have him in a specialize
school, they should soon discover his hidden talents that will make him VERY
special to the entire family, no matter how awkward it may seem at times!
@long lastYou are right that those to factors basically cover
everything.As a parent you blame every decision you might have made
because you really don’t know what really causes it.
"Genetics and environmental factors pretty much covers everything
doesn't it." It depends on what you include under
environmental, e.g. infectious, toxic, postpartum mutations, trauma.
@long last--I have a 25-year old son with autism. He wasn't potty trained
until he was 7 years old during the day time and 12 years old during the night.
He also was non-verbal until he was 5 years old. His first sentence was, "I
want peanut butter," and he got it! With therapy over the years, he is now
fully verbal, and he can do many things for himself. He has even has had a
part time job doing dishes for almost two years now in a senior living center.
We feel very blessed that he has been able to progress more than we ever
anticipated. To answer your question about the dominance of autism diagnosis in
males vs. females, I understand that 3 out of 4 autism diagnoses are male. I
believe that the research indicates that the Y chromosome is part of the reason
for the high diagnosis rate in males. When my son was in an autistic
kindergarten unit years ago, all of the 10 students in his class were male.
Throughout the rest of his elementary school experience in autistic classrooms,
there were two or three total girls with autism. Indeed, children with
disabilities are a great blessing to their families just as all children are.
Thanks for the responses. Genetics and environmental factors pretty much covers
everything doesn't it.
@long lastAutism is more prevalent in boys. Researchers believe
genetics and environmental factors may play a role but nothing is conclusive.
@long lastI also have noticed that there seem to be many more male
children and young adults with autism and other special needs than females in
our Sandy, Utah community...and also among our close friends and even in our
extended family.Like the Lamb family, the families I am familiar
with cherish their special needs children and each family member has a unique
role in that child’s life. These precious souls are heaven sent and bring
love and countless blessings to their families and to those of us who are
blessed to know them.I also would be interested in knowing any
genetic/medical information as to causation.
Essentially every article I see pertaining to autism is in regard to a male
child. Does anyone have any insight into autism being overwhelmingly in males
versus females? Thinking about this, I don't believe I have ever seen
anything about females with autism.