Autism and kids – not a curse

Good morning,

Today one of the moms I admire most in this world wrote a super article about Autism entitied:

Autism is Not a Curse: An Open Letter to Jenny McCarthy

It begins:

Dear Jenny,

While on the train yesterday, I read the cover story about you in People Magazine. Bravo for you and your beautiful son. Thank you. Anyone who is talking about autism and its very real effects on a family must be celebrated.

Your son is 5 years old, and as a fellow parent of a child diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, I know the joy and relief that comes out of seeing your child make significant progress thanks to intensive early intervention. That is the message of your book…Act early. Be relentless. It makes a difference. But you scare me when you talk about your child as if he has recovered from autism. Even the title of your book, “Louder Than Words: A Mother’s Journey in Healing Autism” makes me wince a bit…..MORE…..

Do check it out – it’s a brilliant read.  Judith defines the phrase, ‘SuperMommy.’   I’m very much in awe of her.



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