Thursday, April 11, 2013

Opinion: Autism Is Not a Disability


Op-Ed piece from The Baltimore Sun by John P. Hussman, an Ellicott City resident and director of the Hussman Foundation, has helped establish the Hussman Center for Adults with Autism at Towson University and the Hussman Institute for Human Genomics at the University of Miami. 

April is National Autism Awareness Month, which naturally raises the question: awareness of what?
As a parent of a 19-year old son with autism, if you had asked me that question years ago, I would have said things like, "Be aware that kids with autism can experience sensory overload" or "Be aware that creating teaching opportunities around an autistic child's interests can help him learn." Or, if I was meeting one of my son's teachers: "Be aware that if you leave that scented candle on your desk, it's going to have a perfect bite taken out of it within two minutes."

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