Saturday, June 13, 2015
I just skimmed an article that proposed a link between #parental age and autism. I suddenly remembered exactly why I don't read these kinds of autism "studies." All they do is cause unnecessary emotional responses by relying heavily on more theory, less scientific evidence. Do I honestly need to feel guilty about the age difference between my ex-husband and myself that, according to the study, may be the reason our sons have #autism? I would rather see research about #interventions that are most effective when working with my children. I'd prefer to know where I can find funding that would allow my children to receive additional #speech and #behavior therapy which will, in turn, allow them to live independently and productively contribute to society. In a nut shell: Enough already with these pseudo-research studies! Give me and other parents of children with autism something that we can actually USE!!
Posted by Global Special Education Initiative at 5:28 AM