I saw this article yesterday: Exposure to chemicals while pregnant may increase risk of autism
I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, it makes sense to me, since the chemicals listed include pesticides, and my dad was a landscaper during my mom’s pregnancy. If his practices later on are anything to go by, he likely often came home with pesticide residue on his clothes, which my mom would have come into contact with. My dad has never been a big fan of taking precautions.
On the other hand, articles like this just increase people’s perception that people with autism have something wrong with them — some kind of damage.
I would love to just be accepted as I am.