Agree or Disagree: There is good information around the issues of Autism


Agree or Disagree: There is good information around the issues of Autism

The topic of Autism is not one we have discussed. 

To give the above blog some context, it would be important that you read this story.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/murder-suicide-of-prince-rupert-b-c-mother-autistic-son-under-review-1.2621781

It is a story about the apparent murder-suicide of 40 year old mother Angie Robinson and her son 16 year old Robert.  Robert had Autism.

Now when the word Autism is used, there is different and various reactions to it. At this point, I’m not going to delve into all of them. That will be later. 

I’m going to leave this to Zita Dube-Lockhart. She wrote the above post in response to the story and the reporting of what happened with Angie and Robert Robinson. She is writing from a perspective of a mother. Her son Sam has autism.

This will be the first of somewhat two part discussion. The first will be this blog.  The second will be an Agree or Disagree: The Podcast with Zita on Autism. That will be posted early next week.

However, do you think that we have been given good information around autism? What are your perceptions and knowledge around autism?

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One response to “Agree or Disagree: There is good information around the issues of Autism

  1. I’m the mother of a severely autistic daughter. Despite having doctors say my daughter needs help, the state agencies in charge of giving help, forced us into litigation. When I complained to Elder Abuse Agencies, they told me, “sorry, we can’t go against the agencies,” even though the agencies, if they were people, would be found negligent for failure to provide services and neglecting my daughter’s needs.

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