Recently, I was reading this review of Toni Braxton’s new memoir, and the reviewer appeared shocked that Ms. Braxton attributed her son’s autism to God’s payback for a prior abortion. I don’t want to get into a discussion about God, and whether He would cause a child to suffer over a parent’s alleged mistake, but… Read More »
Posts Categorized: Autism
Autism Speaks Celebrates 10 Amazing Individuals
Recently, Autism Speaks wrote about ten individuals with autism who excelled last year, as taken from their most popular posts. This performance by Christopher, a young boy on the autism spectrum does a great rendition of Lean on Me: and here is another, of 6-year old piano prodigy Jacob, in concert: Enjoy!
Special Ed Teacher Calls Autistic Child a Hot Mess on Facebook
Not only did she call the child a hot mess, but she also called the parents crazy. And stated that she would need a drink after their meeting. You can see her post here. The school took immediate action and placed the teacher on suspension.
Still Skeptical About Autism Vaccine Link?
A widespread perception that autism is caused by either childhood vaccines or by too many vaccines in one day has again been shown by scientists to have no link to incidents of autism spectrum disorder. According to NPR, the study by researchers at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention measured antigens, the substance in… Read More »
Sandy Hook and Mental Illness: No Easy Answers
The intense grief we feel for the victims and families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, has ignited, or re-ignited, two of our great national debates: the obvious one about gun control, and a less obvious one about the nature and treatment of mental illness. As yet we do not know the exact nature… Read More »