On one hand, the Indigo movement (or whatever you want to call it) claims to "embrace" children with differences, and that crystal children should be respected, that their "differences" are meaningful and are gifts. Crystal children, it seems, are essentially kids who have sensory integration issues, autism (or autistic symptoms), ADHD, gifted children, etc.
When I further "researched" the Crystals and such, I was surprised to find some similarities between them and those who speak of acceptance for autistics. For one, this group of people are very anti-medication. Many members of the Autism Hub, feel medication is overused. Most of us hold off on medication except for seizures, self-injury, debilitating anxiety, etc. We don't simply put our child on drugs because they are diagnosed with autism. And we are certainly against autistic individuals being drugged and locked up in institutions. Another similarity was the belief that these "Crystals" are a further step in "evolution," and somehow a higher state of being. I have heard more than one Aspie speak like this. Very controversial, for sure, but another correlation between these two groups.
From the Starchild website:
In my book "The Care and Feeding of Indigo Children", I wrote that ADHD should stand for Attention Dialed into a Higher Dimension. This would more accurately describe that generation. In the same vein, Crystal Children don't warrant a label of autiem. They aren't autistic! They're AWE-tistic!
These children are worthy of awe, not labels of dysfunction. If anyone is dysfunctional, it's the systems that aren't accommodating the continuing evolution of the human species. If we shame the children with labels, or medicate them into submission, we will have undermined a heaven-sent gift. We will crush a civilization before its had time to take roots. Fortunately, there are many positive solutions and alternatives. And the same heaven that sent us the Crystal Children can assist those of us who are advocates for the children...and its a good direction!
So, I find it even more interesting that the belief system, if you will, that Ms. McCarthy holds near and dear, has such a theme of acceptance. They promote the idea that diagnoses like ADHD and autism are wrong, and given too often to these "crystals." Which further begs the question to Jenny: is it really all these Crystals being misdiagnosed--and not really a rise in autism or ADHD cases? Or is it the vaccines? I'd be interested to get her take on that.
I find it odd that in one breath, McCarthy speaks so highly of the Indigos and Crystals, and one would then think she would be accepting of her son's uniqueness (i.e. autism or autistic traits). And yet, the message of Jenny McCarthy is one of "fixing" and "altering" these children (with the goal of recovery, i.e. being indistinguishable from their peers). She tells us that her "perfect child" was "all of a sudden" gone. She now proudly declares she "recovered' him and that he now is no different than his peers.
Kryon's statement on Autism can be found here (click on "Autism). I must admit, I find myself agreeing on at least two of these statements, the first that Autism is genetic or at least something that a child is born with, not something they "catch" later (I have said before I feel my daughter was born the way she is, that it is a core part of who she is--not something separate nor caused by toxins, etc.). The second, is the last statement in the answer:
Perhaps it’s time Humans moved a bit in their direction, instead of teaching them how to exist in yours?