Great comment from John Gilmore of Autism Action Network on NY Times story on DSM-V: "This is to be expected from the Times. If anything the New York Times sees itself as the stentorian voice of the secular credentialed elites....
Autism at 18 I'll Love You Forever I'll Like You For Always
Happy 18th birthday to our beautiful daughter Mia. Do you remember the book, Love You Forever? It's about a boy who grows up to care for his mother, just as she cared for him. It has a creepy edge to it (at least that's what I always thought) but I used to sing to Mia, "I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, as long as I'm living my baby you'll be."
I never expected those words to ring so true. But here we are. We've filed guardianship papers, are preparing trusts so family can help the children when they are older - and old - and I've stopping crying. This is a tough road, friends. And I'd be lost without my AofA family, my autism family, and my "real" family meaning those family members who have stuck by us and show their love and care for my girls in so many ways.