Rebecca - posted on 04/03/2012 ( 11 moms have responded )
This article is about new research regarding autism and a different way of looking at those with autism, as people who aren't "damaged" but just think differently.
The part of it I really related to, as a chronic pain patient, was the life long support of those who already are autistic instead of pulling all research into "fixing" the problem:
"We just spent ten years of very expensive research hunting for autism genes, only to discover that autism genetics is much more complex than we thought. We’re investing all this money in trying to make autistic people go away, instead of helping the millions of autistic people who are already here lead happier, safer, and more productive lives. That’s a shameful squandering of human resources."
Do you agree, is it poor management of resources? Should the focus be on accepting those with autism as just being different and not flawed/damaged?