[Excerpt from TT: 2011-07-10]
[Diane_H] What is the cause of autism/asperger’s syndrome (a milder form of autism) from your perspective?
[MEntity] From what we can see, Diane, as these are syndromes, there are multiple causes that come together to generate the symptoms that are called “autism” or “asperger’s syndrome.” As this tends to be a developmental syndrome, we think it is partially explained, in many instances, by the Goal of Re-evaluation for the Personality.
It is simply one of the many ways that an Essence can create a Personality with a re-evaluatory aim for the lifetime. There are lifetimes that are physical re-evaluations, emotional re-evaluations, and intellectual re-evaluations. There are a multitude of ways for helping to bring that Goal into focus for a lifetime, and these conditions are ways to do that.
[Diane_H] Are they generally planned before birth? – the syndrome
[MEntity] with physical “causes” that may be difficult to pinpoint, but range from genetics, to deficiencies in diet from the mother, to post-trauma, to vaccination issues (which are legitimate concerns, regardless of claims for safety), to simply being slow development, to being complete misdiagnoses.
The Goal of Re-evaluation appears to make up approximately 40% of the legitimate cases, with physical “causes” ranging across the suggestions above; with 30% being slow development phases, and 30% being complete misdiagnoses due to the methods of expression that a Personality may implement that are simply not satisfying to those around him or her.
Those relative to the Goal of Re-evalution would have been planned, but the others are developmental, and not always planned.
We do not have the terminology through this channel to convey a specific response, but we think that the legitimate cases, regardless of original causes, would be dealing with synaptic or neural issues that can be treated.