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Welcome to Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid

Therapy and sanity for ordinary parents of special kids.

Meet Today’s Guest Blogger — MBA Mommy, Rebecca Callahan

Rebecca lives in Denver where she spends her days wrangling two kids (one with Asperger’s), a dog and a husband, working part time and enjoying Colorado as much as possible. She even manages to eek out some time to write in her blog, MBA Mommy <>  where she talks about, you guessed it, wrangling 2 kids (one with Asperger’s), a dog and a husband, working part-time and enjoying Colorado as much as possible! 

You can start reading her blog here and finish by clicking on the link. Be sure to tell her you were there.

You Want The Truth?

When you think of autism (and when I say you I literally mean you, not the collective you) what comes to mind?  Rainman?  Jenny McCarthy? Vaccines? Epidemic?

Those are the things that came to my mind before we started on this roller coaster journey with our Z.  We were sorely uninformed.  And why would we be anything else?  Autism….the big A….makes headlines only when it’s discussed in the most fantastic, terrifying, horrifying light.  Because….well….unfortunately, that’s what makes headlines.  The media throws it out there and we as consumers gobble it up.

And, once you’re required to become educated, you still wonder.  Even if you read all the scientific articles and listen to all the experts, you still wonder if all the hype is right and all the data is wrong.

But, here’s the truth…from me to you.  The hype?  The media?  It’s a load of crap.  Autism does not equate Rainman.  Jenny McCarthy is not a medical expert and she did not cure her son.  Vaccines do not cause autism.  Autism is not an epidemic.

Lemme break it down for you….piece by piece.

To read the rest of this wonderful blog, click  here.

4 Responses to Meet Today’s Guest Blogger — MBA Mommy, Rebecca Callahan

  1. Elise March 3, 2012 at 4:34 pm #

    Fantastic! My daughter is not ASD, but people ask me about it all. the. time. You’ve succinctly put into writing what I tell them. I try not to roll my eyes when they mention Jenny McCarthy and vaccines. It is amazing how long it takes for the right information to overtake the long-standing wrong information. Good job! I look forward to reading your blog more often!

  2. Rebecca March 3, 2012 at 7:54 pm #

    Thanks so much for the comment Elise! I really appreciate you reading it. 🙂

  3. Heather March 4, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

    Great job, Bec, i’m proud of you! I’ve been working at a children’s therapy clinic, where we offer speech and occupational therapy to special needs kids, including those on the autism spectrum. I think of you all the time! xo


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