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Old 04-17-2009, 06:08 AM
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Default Re: Autism, Asperger's, ASD, and maybe people who are just annoying.

Originally Posted by LadyShea View Post
I hooked up with an old high school friend on FB, and read a bit of her stuff. Her son is autistic. He had a traumatic, premature birth, and almost died. ES just talked about her cousin having water on the brain...could one possible cause be brain damage?
Quite possible. (Interesting trivia point; I was born in Switzerland, and my mom had been up in mountains a month or so before I was born -- however, that probably means nothing, because it's very, very, hard to oxygen-starve a woman enough that the baby she's carrying gets an oxygen shortage without her fainting.)

It's quite possible for lack-of-brain-function to produce specific deficiencies. What's especially poorly understood is the case where you have otherwise-smart people who are clearly defective in a very consistent way.
Hear me / and if I close my mind in fear / please pry it open
See me / and if my face becomes sincere / beware
Hold me / and when I start to come undone / stitch me together
Save me / and when you see me strut / remind me of what left this outlaw torn
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