Answers to autism

Jan 26, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Home News Tribune - Editorials

Autism is a brain development disorder that afflicts one in 150 American children.

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Ramon

Philadelphia, PA

#1 Jan 27, 2009
The article should say: AUTISM IS A VACCIN DISORDER.

Since: Jan 07

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#2 Jan 27, 2009
What a depressing article. What a nice thing to read as a new parent to autism; if you're married you probably will get a divorce but for sure you'll be in poverty trying to afford $3.2 million in that child's life time, or annually $39,000 to nearly $130,000. That's more than some peoples yearly income. Autism is nonprogressive disorder???? Nonprogressive?? This parent got a 2008 Caring Community Award due to offering all that????
Good thing the parents non profit offer respite, I need some after reading that article.

Since: Jan 07

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#3 Jan 27, 2009
Ramon wrote:
The article should say: AUTISM IS A VACCIN DISORDER.
The article said too much as it is.

Since: Sep 08

St. Louis

#4 Jan 29, 2009
friend wrote:
What a depressing article. What a nice thing to read as a new parent to autism; if you're married you probably will get a divorce but for sure you'll be in poverty trying to afford $3.2 million in that child's life time, or annually $39,000 to nearly $130,000. That's more than some peoples yearly income. Autism is nonprogressive disorder???? Nonprogressive?? This parent got a 2008 Caring Community Award due to offering all that????
Good thing the parents non profit offer respite, I need some after reading that article.
I remember hearing most of those points when my wife and I first learned about our son's autism. Since then, our marriage has been tested and is stronger for it. We have been able to provide services, even with our limited income, through the help of the autism community. Most importantly though, our son had definitely progressed, and even exceeded some expectations.
It's not all doom and gloom, my son is the brightest and most beautiful star in my universe. Yes, most things tend to revolve around him but life without him would be very dark indeed.

Since: Jan 07

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#5 Jan 29, 2009
My relationship with my sons dad ended before the autism diagnosis, prior to my son being 1 years old. The relationship with my future hubby started at learning about autism. Imagine a man with no children of his own and then slap THIS child into his life..... the man never made a run for it. to tis day has never complained either. Autism has more so pulled us together and gave us a focus point. In 2006, we decided to get married and that hubby of mine even hyphened his last name so my son could find some relation to him than just the only daddy he's ever really known.
Yea, not all relationships go down the toilet, and if they do it was probably doomed to begin with but easier to blame on autism. When my mom and dad got a divorce, my mom blamed it on us kids. All it is is blame away from the adults unto something else. It's lack of coping skills and it wouldn't matter if it was autism, money issues or just plain differences of personalities; without coping skills any marriage will end over any reason.
And yes, my son was DX'd severe infantile onset- he has progressed and every day progresses. Every child does, unless there is severe known brain damage that causes a veggie state.
As for those yearly figures, that more is attributed to ABA and not every family decides that route and not every child benefits from it. I certainly have never spent near those amounts solely due to autism interventions. Also, at a certain age, the child ages out of ABA, it's only directed at young children and you never see an adult with severe autism ever get ABA.

This is by far NOT the answers to autism and a horrible thing for any parent to read.

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