31 Days of My World As It Is Sung: Autism and Changelings

31 Days of My World As It Is Sung

Someone posted this picture on Facebook a few days ago and it resonated with me. I have friends with kiddos on the spectrum that are thoroughly convinced that their children are vaccine-injured based on when the autism manifested. It’s really hard for me to understand their viewpoint because I never had that normal child who was seemingly taken by fairies and replaced with a child who did not seem like mine. Not to mention, all of the peer-reviewed studies on vaccines and autism have come back saying that they don’t trigger it.

I think we need to be aware that microdeletions and genetic issues happen and we need to be open to the neurodiversity of people, rather than saying that people on the spectrum are damaged.

Autism and changelings.

1 thought on “31 Days of My World As It Is Sung: Autism and Changelings”
  1. This is so important to keep in mind – we are taking 21st century words that didn’t exist 100 years ago and asking where something was. Symptoms (for lack of a better word) give us much more insight into just how long Autism has been around. I had not heard the Changeling myth, but this certainly makes sense, especially as we know all myths are rooted in some reality.

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