I am a firm believer that the moon affects autistic behaviors. I have believed this for some time now. I have taken notes on Trenton and even Andrew now and all the note taking proves one thing....full moon is not good for autism!
There was a supersized moon last night. One of the biggest full moons of the year —
a so-called "supermoon" — lit the night sky on Saturday but is only the first in a lunar triple-play this summer.
this weekend's supermoon, the July full moon will appear about 30
percent brighter and 14 percent closer than a typical full moon. Last
year, the full moon of June made headlines with its super luminosity. In 2014, skywatchers will see three supermoons this summer, one each during the back-to-back full moons in July, August and September.
According to an article in Scientific American there is a theory that
that the full moon’s supposed effects on behavior arise from its
influence on water. The human body, after all, is about 80 percent
water, so perhaps the moon works its mischievous magic by somehow
disrupting the alignment of water molecules in the nervous system. But
the article also goes on to say that "the gravitational effects of the moon are far too minuscule to generate any meaningful effects on brain activity, let alone behavior." So what gives? This seems to be in direct opposition to the many, MANY folks who say their ASD kiddos act crazy and out of control during a full moon. I have read theories, some plausible, some ridiculous, but even though "Full Moon
Madness" has been supposedly debunked- it is apparent that those doing
the "de-bunking" weren't raising or caring for someone on the spectrum.
Or heard the mountain of anecdotal evidence from law enforcement,
labor and delivery nurses, or doctors working in psychiatric
Countless parents document what life is like with autism during a full moon. If the theory is not true...then why do so many autism parents dread the full moon?? Google it please and you will find lots of information about this.
I do believe the supersized full moon led Trenton to have the kind of behavior that he did last night. Unfortunately, I am afraid we are in for it again tonight....