You’re a human with the environmentally sensitive neurotype & likely genotype.
If you have Autism – then you also are probably suffering from some number of these issuses:
- epigenetic changes caused by illness, trauma, stress or inherited
- nutrient deficiencies
- attachment disfunction or trauma
- sleep deprivation (tongue tie, nursing, chewing – effect of jaw development on airway)
- impaired microbiome
- poor interoception
- poor proprioception
- emotional neglect
- convergence insufficiency
- insufficient exercise
- insufficient time in nature
- MTHFR mutations (add info on diet changes, when everyone ate liver, it didn’t matter)
- probably other stuff I’ll add as I find
Your intellect, creativity, independence, etc. are all part of your neurotype, but if you can’t connect or communicate with others, that’s something you can work on and improve – and most likely therapy isn’t the way to start – figuring out your particular health problems and addressing those is. Starting with sleep.
With the rise of chemical farming, both chemical exposures and also lack of nutrients, Autism has increased. With the introduction of sugar and processed foods, Autism has risen.
There have always been Neurodivergent folks, they are the ones driving the advancement of society. And without Neurotypical folks, society would collapse. We’re in the process of fixing things by way of breaking them first to figure out how they work.
Before humans did things that worked, that were discovered by trial and error experimentation, but didn’t know why it worked. Examples being much of indigenous knowledge, and eastern knowledge.
The main example I know of is acupuncture & qi. Western medicine only recently realized that the fascia maps to the energy flow of qi. And sensory signals are energy flows/transfers.
Permaculture with its restorative agriculture that can restore the soil-food web and our health is also the solution for climate change. Human culture and the human race are evolving into a global community, and right now we’re suffering the growing pains. If we can learn to truly care for ourselves, then we’ll learn that to do so, we must care for others and our planet.