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Today was another important step in additional attention for autism. Our friends at Age of Autism reported on the meeting and delivered us with a recording. As noted in the article written by By Dan Olmsted "...Mark Blaxill and David Kirby address the autism epidemic and its environmental roots Friday -- and one of the attendees was a member of the House who suggested their remarks may soon get even more attention."
This is great news for the autism community.
No matter what is said here or anywhere, it does not change the fact that there is an Autism Crisis. I am always open minded to learn and grow. The basis of my Autism education is through the highly criticized lens of Google University. I would say my 7 years of intensive and indepth study of books, conferences, meetings, speeches, CD's DVD's, flyers, and personal conversations with experts qualifies me as an equal to most of those with PHD's. Many who have not had any formal classroom training on autism but just hide behind their Title.
There’s been an awful lot of talk about the intense amount of stress that autism parents experience compared to other parents. http://www.topautismsites.com/r/News/Mothers_Of_Children_With_Autism_Hav... Even more stressed than parents of children with varying disabilities when compared with autism. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/14/for-mothers-the-stress-of-autism/ And then there are those which serve to expand upon the reasons. http://autism.about.com/b/2009/07/16/why-is-autism-stressful-for-parents...