Particularly I think the autistic child has a karmic bond with his/her family and mainly with his/her mother. "I am fleeing from a very painful situation of my environment”
In my opinion, it is very likely that in a previous life the autistic child has lived a very traumatic experience with his/her current mother and chose unconsciously this disease to take revenge on her. Therefore rejects all food and affection that comes from the mother. In many cases these children have not been unwanted children. That is, they have felt rejected, before birth. So he/she rejects deal with the physical reality of the outside world, because it has been abused its sensitivity.
In many other cases of autism the child is repairing unconsciously painful dramas lived by their ancestors, such as: incest, suicide, family secrets that have caused feelings of anger, guilt, shame within the clan and somehow force him/her to bow his/her head and collected in itself. All these dramas usually kept as "family secret" are inherited as "memories of dirt" or "forbidden" over generations, so there comes a point where the tree says "enough", must be cleaned so much filth, and comes into the world an autistic child to repair the entire tree.
The child "chooses" autism (unconsciously) to escape from the reality of his/her family and the world around him/her.
It is a conduct of separation of reality consisting of a withdrawal autism itself totally turned inward world. Among many other symptoms can be observed: mutism, emotional withdrawal, rejection of food, absence of self in sentences, and trouble looking someone in the eye.
"I must be silent and expressionless for not being accountable”
"I refuse to deal with such a dirty world”
"I'm so sensitive that if I show myself as the others, they will hurt me”
"What I see around me hurts”
Recommendations to recover physical, emotional and spiritual health:
Recovery depends largely on the child himself/herself. Only he/she can decide to leave the silence in which he/she is and deal with the experience that has lived to continue evolving.
Parents, meanwhile, should not feel guilty considering that the disease is an unconscious child's choice, it is an experience that has unconsciously chosen to live. But neither should let the child feel guilty for their choice. His/her most important contribution is to accept unconditionally and actively participate and share their life experiences and their difficulties.
It would be very important for the autistic child that parents explain this issue lovingly to their child, no matter the age or level, since the child's soul can perfectly understand.