For anyone with antibodies and a child with autism, Just drawing attention to this blog
It is discussing research which found that raised antibodies against the thyroid in pregnancy v much raised the chances of the baby being autistic.
DON'T PANIC if you are pregnant - it's just a raised chance, not a certainty.
Interestingly, the risk didn't increase with raised TSH levels. Many, many women of course would be unaware that they had antibodies.
I was interested because this research would probably apply to me - I have an ASD child, and when I did a full thyroid test privately I found I had antibodies, which were slightly raised, not far above the upper limit.
Autism has also been recently linked to low iron in pregnancy - which of course you might well be suffering if you were hypothyroid or had the very beginnings of Hashi's.