Hello! I have been developing a theory, based on an epiphany that I had about a year ago regarding autism and reincarnation. I would like your thoughts, or if you know a parent with an autistic child, maybe you could have them give you some feedback about the theory. Background: My husband and I had our child within the first year of marriage. in 2008. I have a background in counseling, so I’m familiar with many disabilities and I have a knack for detecting patterns. He has several disabilities, but that he was showing some signs of autism. No one would say autism, but by the age of two, he was showing signs of Sensory Processing Disorder and Pervasive Development Disorder, commonly associated with Autism. Some of his “quirks” are: • violent opposition to having his hair cut (common with Autistic children) • insomnia (he didn’t sleep a full night until he was four) • toileting issues (he was in diapers until he was five) • only liked certain food—he would eat Polish Sausage all day if I let him • detested oral medicine and any kind of invasive procedure like nail clipping or ear cleaning • he would insist on watching movie credits until the very end • his first and only word for the first two years of life was “nine” which he overheard a woman say in the store (she was reading off the price of something) • he will only wear cotton clothing he inspects his bread (no matter what kind) before eating it. In April 2014, I was watching a TV interview of Ron Susskind, whose son is Autistic, and he published titled, Life Animated. One of the things he stated was that his son would insist on watching the movie credits roll at the end of a movie. I don’t know if it was a divine message or my brain suddenly connecting all the dots, but I suddenly heard in my head: “Autistic children are Holocaust victims.” Suddenly, my pattern-loving brain went into hyper-drive and I was connecting the dots: the polish sausage, the refusal of haircuts, the insomnia, the toileting issues, the refusal of oral medicine, the cotton clothing and the first and only word being “nine” which phonetically sounds like the German word “nein” meaning no. The movie credits, I thought, must be connected to the lists that were put up around concentration camps for various reasons, such as work changes, etc., which were symbolic of continual disruption and change. Autistic children commonly dislike change. Many autistic children have an obsession with trains. The answer that came to me was that trains represented the possibility of a relative or news about one’s family with arriving trains. The ire of the medical community has been recently raised as more and more parents are refusing to immunize their children in fear of invoking autism. Holocaust victims were often used for medical experiments,as a well-known fact that the invention of aspirin was developed using holocaust victims. This knowledge also explained my son’s opposition to taking medicine or invasive procedures. I don’t believe that the immunizations cause Autism, but I do believe that getting an injection restores a cellular memory of being an experimental subject in the child’s previous life. Can it be avoided? I think that these children, on some spiritual level, chose this disorder for this life for whatever reason. Eventually, something like a moldy piece of bread or an arriving train would have reminded them what their life plan was meant to be for this incarnation. Lastly, fecal smearing and fecal consumption is typical with Autism. The explanation that I promptly received was that not only was there no toilet paper or anything like that, but that some reverted to eating their feces for direly needed food and to abate hunger. What are your thoughts on this theory? I have a billion questions for my son, however he is non-verbal. Hence, I ask you. Please let me know. Thank you for your input, in advance.