Tammy - posted on 09/23/2011 ( 26 moms have responded )
My little boy will be 3 in a few months and he has been diagnosed with mild to moderate autism and at this time he is nonverbal. I was in the store today and my son was having a tantrum and I explained to a lady that my son has autism and she was like saying, did i not pay him much attention when he was a baby? and I'm like, what does that have to do with autism! It's like she was accusing me of CAUSING my son's autism somehow like i didn't show him any affection or something and that was far from the truth. He was my first child and i had a lot more time to spend with him than my daughter, and she doesn't have autism. It's like give me a break! Have any of u moms ever heard of this? and what do u think caused your child's autism? I personally think my child's was caused from him being 8 weeks early and getting a lot more shots than a full term child and having jaundice really bad in the NICU, obviously i don't actually know what caused it, but that is what I believe, and also I was really stressed out during my pregnancy. His father was not there for me and he caused me to stress out a lot.