The title of this blog is “Accidental Autism” because:
- My daughters autism came by “accident”. I did not cause this by being a refrigerator mother, by not breast feeding long enough, or by willfully exposing her to toxic chemicals, alcohol, or drugs.
- Many accidents occur whenever she is around; especially in the pickle aisle at the grocery store. (Why do they have to place pickles all over the store where they do not belong?)
- She still occasionally has accidents of the toileting variety, especially when anxious and stressed or sick.
- Perhaps someone will accidentally find a cause and a cure for her form of autism when they are least expecting it.