Esther Fern karlin
My nephew who is 35years old was diagnosed with infantile autism when he was around 3 and one half or 4. He is still to this day non-verbal. He makes sounds and trys to say his name. He was the most precious baby. He walked early, talked early. Was a sweet little boy. As a result of this my brother died at an early age. He was 49. My nephew being diagnosed with autism put my brother in an early grave. It caused havoc in my brother's marriage but they managed to stay together until my brother's death in '91. My brother maybe be responsible for my nephew being diagnosed with autism. My nephew constanly cried as an infant. By the time he was 1 or two my brother could not take it anymore and slapped him or shook him where his eyes rolled to the back of his head. That is when my brother stopped. Could this have caused brain damage?. My brother lived with that for the rest of his life!