Question: Today, one in a hundred children suffers from autism. What is this autistic world from the point of view of the wisdom of Kabbalah? How is it possible to peer into it? How is it possible to understand these people?
Answer: The human soul is a diverse and multileveled phenomenon.
Probably there is a classification of children as autistic according to some external and internal signs, according to tests and so forth. However, in my perception of humanity and reality in general, I would not consider these people as separate from others, for after all, we all are autistic to some degree.
In some way, we are normal, in some way geniuses, and in some way completely stupid, peasants, workers, freemen, masters and servants. This is to say, in every person, everything is found in different combinations.
Everything depends on the integration of the autistic people in the surrounding environment because the environment is the main thing that differentiates us most from other people. So, I think that we simply have not yet found the right method with whose help it would be possible to connect autistic people with regular people.
Autism is a social problem of the relationship with the environment. If the right environment is created around the child—a group or friends to organize successful interactions with older children who know how to behave—then I am sure that it is possible to bring the child out of any state because the influence of the environment, especially on the autistic person, provides an immense effect.
I don’t know what medications specialists use, but in my perception and understanding, the right purposeful influence, not only on a child but on any person, is able to move him into any state. It can make any normal person autistic, and vice versa.
From KabTV’s “The Last Generation” 7/9/15