This email snap was on FB yesterday. Is it a hoax or did Cameron Robbins receive a call or email or cry-o-gram from a Neurodiversity group complaining that Easter Seals had called autism an "epidemic and crisis" and have to issue an apology?
Odd, since on their website, Easter Seals plainly states:
Help and Hope for 85 Years
Easter Seals has been providing services and support to children and adults with disabilities, and to the families who love them, for more than 85 years. Over the last 20 years, Easter Seals has seen a dramatic increase in the number of people with autism the organization serves -- both through its services developed specifically for people with autism and through services that include children and adults with autism among other service recipients.
As Many as 1 in 88 Children Now Diagnosed
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) new findings on the prevalence of autism validate what many have believed for some time -- autism is an epidemic of our time. The fact is, many families are living with autism today and there is an urgent need for increased funding, services and supports for individuals with autism.
So which is it, Easter Seals?
If a real email, you owe every family with a child diagnosed since the good old days of 1 in 10,000 an apology.