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 <http://mbamommy.wordpress.com/> 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!
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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.
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