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Posted on: Thu, 03/16/2006 - 9:39am
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Mommabear, I guess I am being misunderstood and it is driving me crazy. I am in NO way stereotyping your child. I am saying that he children I am with will only eat PB and are not allergic to it. So therefore that tells me that we can not link food allergies and autism to a definete thing. I am saying that just because a child has autism does not mean they will be allergic to PB.
I am not saying it is a bad thing that I have to go home and change my clothes but that I do have to. Just because the children do eat PB everyday and I don't want to risk a bad thing for Christopher.
I would do this no matter what child I am around eating pb.
What I mean about the families saying that they are glad they don't have to deal with PB is this: The parents often tell me they are glad they don't have my PB problem.
As far as me coming onto this thread and stereotyping a child PLEASE realize you are touching a very soft spot with me.
I love any child no matter whom they are or what they are. I don't care if a child has a learning disorder or they are the smartest child on the earth. In my honest opinion they are all EQUAL. I love them all.
Please mommabear realize I was just explainin the children I see with autism do not have food allergies. I think that was what this thread was all about.
Take care and I am so sorry if I have bothered anyone because I certainly would never label a child in a negative way.
I have three totally different children. I love them all the same.
I have one with Math dislexia and it is so hard for me. I have one that is on the honor roll all the time and I have one that is a social butterfly. It keeps us all happy.

Posted on: Thu, 03/16/2006 - 10:55am
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My PA son is nowhere near the autism spectrum.
My nonPA son has NLD (nonverbal learning disability - basically Aspergers), so the PA/sutism link doesn't work for us. However, my nonPA son does have food sensitivites, but not nuts/peanuts. He has problems with blue #1 dye, annatto, cinnamon, paprika, chocolate, whole grain wheat, and OJ. Now, all of these only give him a problem if he eats too much of them (GI problems).
Claire - I think MommaBear just misread your post about "the only food they eat." I'm sure she'll catch it and make it right with you. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 03/16/2006 - 2:40pm
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Quote:Originally posted by Claire:
[b]Mommabear, I guess I am being misunderstood and it is driving me crazy. I am in NO way stereotyping your child. I am saying that he children I am with will only eat PB and are not allergic to it. So therefore that tells me that we can not link food allergies and autism to a definete thing. I am saying that just because a child has autism does not mean they will be allergic to PB.
I am not saying it is a bad thing that I have to go home and change my clothes but that I do have to. Just because the children do eat PB everyday and I don't want to risk a bad thing for Christopher.
I would do this no matter what child I am around eating pb.
What I mean about the families saying that they are glad they don't have to deal with PB is this: The parents often tell me they are glad they don't have my PB problem.
As far as me coming onto this thread and stereotyping a child PLEASE realize you are touching a very soft spot with me.
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claire, you're a doll. You give life to the words: "A soft answer turneth away wrath." I wasn't exactly feeling wrathfull [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] , just at times worn from so many people telling me however that fitting the "autism spectrum" in some way means that one is either defective, must have suffered some damage, or otherwise unable to have a successful (by any standard) or somewhat happy life. KWIM? I just don't necessarily see it that way. It hasn't been my experience either.
thank you for comming back to this, I see it in a different light now. Thank you for your patience with me. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] I wish I could say the same about myself here.
(sorry this took all day, but I ended up at the hospital with contractions. long story, must sleep..........)

Posted on: Thu, 03/16/2006 - 6:02pm
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I wasn't trying to say if a child/adult has autism then they have a peanut allergy.. .but more like - if a child has autism..it seems a lot of siblings have PA. That is the link I mostly find. Six of my friends with kiddos with autism - also have a a child with a PA. To me that is too close for comfort.
Of course I know many other families with children with autism that don't have another child with PA...
Its just like.. what are the chances of 6 people I know having a kid with autism and another with PA. That is just more than a concidence I think.
Andrea

Posted on: Thu, 03/16/2006 - 7:50pm
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Mommabear best wishes to you!

Posted on: Thu, 03/16/2006 - 8:54pm
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My neighbor with a son on the spectrum, maybe, of autism, does see that many of the children she meets, with similar "issues" for lack of better terminology(since her child is not technically dx' with autism), have food sensetivities, texture sensetivities and sometimes allergies.
Not specific allergies, but more of a global thing. So, her observation(just one person) is whatever is "causing" autism, PDD, or SID issues, seems to include with it, some food sensetivities and/or allergies. Either the foods can dramatically influence the behavior, or the children have diagnosed allergies or intolerances.
That said, her child has no known reactions to foods, but does eat PB and nuts alot because of aversions to many foods(like Claire was porbably trying to express!). I think my dd has mild SID, really is integrating well and I never got intervention. It is a hindsight is 20/20 thing, but the whole reason we tried PB, was due to her low weight, texture sensetivites with food, aversion to meats, and new foods, etc... her eating is really the main symptom of her SID and it goes wayyy beyond what others call picky.
Interesting. becca
[This message has been edited by becca (edited March 17, 2006).]

Posted on: Fri, 03/17/2006 - 1:44am
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Quote:Originally posted by Lam:
[b]My PA son is nowhere near the autism spectrum.
My nonPA son has NLD (nonverbal learning disability - basically Aspergers), so the PA/sutism link doesn't work for us. [/b]
My "Aspergers" children are on the Autism Spectrum (be definition), I understand. That said, the NLD profile is an excellent fit too. I mean, no two are exactly alike. Whether it's NVD or Aspergers.
Tomatoes.
but hey no advice.

Posted on: Fri, 03/17/2006 - 7:10am
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There is no history of any autoimmune disease, food allergies or autism on my side of the family. There were a few food sensitivies (not allergies) and arthritis on dh's side. Our son's PA & DA just seemed to come out of the blue.
My backyard neighbor's kids are slightly autistic (so I've been told), but have no food allergies that I'm aware of. She was handing out PB treats at Halloween, so I really doubt either one has PA.
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Posted on: Fri, 03/17/2006 - 8:39am
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ahensley -
My fault - I misunderstood. If it's one child on autism spectrum and a different child with PA, then we DO fit that profile!
MommaBear - I was thinking that ahensley meant that the autism spectrum child was the one with the PA. My mistake - she said that the autism spectrum child has SIBLINGS with PA. We definitely fit that. (I do agree with your "tomatoes.")
I hope I have it straight this time!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 03/17/2006 - 9:08am
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Quote:Originally posted by Darkmage:
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My backyard neighbor's kids are slightly autistic (so I've been told), but have no food allergies that I'm aware of.
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what makes one "slightly" autistic? Or "profoundly" autistic?

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