I wrote a piece for Huffington Post today (HERE) about the Michael Savage story - as told by ABC News, which did a fine job of laying out the controversy. TACA's Rebecca Estepp is quoted in the story, as am I. I even got the last word, where I scolded Autism Speaks for their namby pamby response to Savage's diatribe against people with autism.
The comment trail on the ABC article was nauseating and that was my focus for the HuffPo piece. Thank you to ABC's Dan Childs and Lara Salahi for the story. Here's a taste:
Autism ain't for wimps. Whether you're a pre-verbal toddler or a high functioning forty year old, autism has challenges most folks can not fathom. How about a little compassion? The autism parents I know work tirelessly to teach their children how to navigate the world appropriately. We don't have just to instill right from wrong in our kids, we have to break down the steps of almost everything they do, from morning until night. We teach in our sleep, for crying out loud.
My Lord, are there really so many people angry at our unruly, poorly raised, undisciplined children? The comment trail on the ABC article was disheartening.
Please leave a comment over at HuffPo (HERE) won't you? Thanks.
Kim Stagliano is Managing Editor of Age of Autism.