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ABC: Life After an Autism Diagnosis

Abc_news_logoBy Kim Stagliano

HERE'S the story ABC News ran about "Life after Diagnosis."  Check back, they are running several pieces on autism.

In 1999, Kim Stagliano and her husband, Mark, of Bridgeport, Conn., received a double diagnosis. Doctors told the Staglianos that their two daughters Mia, who was 3 years old, and Gianna, who was 4 years old, had autism.

Kim Stagliano is Managing Editor of Age of Autism.



It's good to see this multi-page article accompanying the slide show. However I wish that it wasn't followed by a link to ABC's "Ten Myths about Autism." Several of what they call myths are actually truths, with complicated negative implications.

It's difficult for the little guy to match the visual volume of pharma-funded media output. But nowadays most people are enormously skeptical of corporate claims and understand the forces that suppress truth.

Reality cannot be concocted by copywriters, skewed by statisticians, or bent by bureaucrats. Reality lives in our home laboratories, where we record our empirical observations... and hope more scientists someday show enough intellectual curiosity and compassion to look, study, and prevent further damage to children.


Thank you for all that you do. I thought that was a wonderful article.

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Anne Dachel

You and your family are making an immeasurable contribution on behalf of the autism community. You put faces on the statistic of "one in 150" that's out everyday, so casually in the news.

We can't look at your beautiful daughters without asking, "What happened?"

Anne Dachel
Media editor

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