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Children with autism share facial features Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; South Land, CA, United States 119219 posts
14th Oct '12

http://www.cbsnews.com/2300-204_162-10009911.html




What do you think about this study?



"The study found that children with autism have an unusually broad upper face, including wide-set eyes. They also have a shorter middle region of the face, including the cheeks and nose."



"Children with autism have a broader or wider mouth and philtrum - the groove below the nose, above the top lip."




I'll be honest, I dont know anyone other than Kieran offline that has autism. My support group is based online so I have no one to compare him to features wise. But, what you think?



Here is a picture of Kieran
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The Pretty Poodle™ 1 child; Illinois 7341 posts
14th Oct '12

Thats interesting. Just like how those who have Down Syndrome share similar features.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
14th Oct '12

It makes me wanna go look at a girl in my class and see if she has this. But idk exactly what they mean.

~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23722 posts
14th Oct '12

I wonder how they would account for siblings that look extremely similar yet only one is autistic.

MichelleCampbell 2 kids; Tauranga, New Zealand 297 posts
14th Oct '12

thats interesting my little brother has Autism but hes got a chubby face but the nose and that do look abit alike

~Jekka~ TTC since Oct 2012; 2 kids; Australia 8829 posts
14th Oct '12

I have no idea. It would blow that theory out, that vaccinations can cause autism though.

sueforizzle 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Panama City Beach, Florida 2452 posts
14th Oct '12

I call BS. DH has those facial features...and he's not autistic...Stupid...but not autistic. lol.

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; South Land, CA, United States 119219 posts
14th Oct '12
Quoting ~Jekka~:" I have no idea. It would blow that theory out, that vaccinations can cause autism though."


That was already disproved

let it be California 41018 posts
14th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~~My Pet Wussy~~:</b>" I wonder how they would account for siblings that look extremely similar yet only one is autistic."</blockquote>




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Happy Humanist 2 kids; Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 11876 posts
14th Oct '12

Interesting. That would seem to discredit an environmental cause, although it could still support a predisposition and trigger theory.

diiamondchula 18 kids; Toms River, New Jersey 754 posts
14th Oct '12

My daughter has autism and everything they mention about kids with autism is just like her523747_259312054166933_1701686806_n.jpg

~Jekka~ TTC since Oct 2012; 2 kids; Australia 8829 posts
14th Oct '12
Quoting ♡Sarah♡ + 2:" That was already disproved"


Yeah I know.... but some people still stick by it. lol. I never believed it anyway.

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; South Land, CA, United States 119219 posts
14th Oct '12
Quoting Happy Humanist:" Interesting. That would seem to discredit an environmental cause, although it could still support a predisposition and trigger theory."


This is what I think happened with Kieran, I think he always had it but a reaction to MMR really brought it out and had him regress. The shot itself did not cause it though.

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19208 posts
14th Oct '12

My cousin has autism and he has what they call a "Classic Fragile X complexion" but he doesn't have Fragile X. They tested him for it, and he doesn't have it. So technically he doesn't look like the typical autistic child, he looks like a child with Fragile X. (Which also causes Autism, but children with Fragile X actually have a specific look to them like Down syndrome kids do).

Mrs.Rachael +2.5 Due November 28 (girl); 18 kids; Shreveport, Louisiana 10326 posts
14th Oct '12

hmm interesting...here's my son:
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