I met a woman in the park today. Her little girl is four years old and I recognized the arm movements first. It took me all of one second to figure out she is somewhere on the autistic spectrum.
We got to talking and she recently had her darling evaluated at a prestigious Virginia medical center. The doctors there told her there was nothing they could do to help her and that "the schools deal with the issues related to autism."
This is malpractice if you ask me. There is SO MUCH that can be done bio-medically.
This is LAZY doctors who can't read a little on their own if the info isn't spoon fed to them by the government or the pharmeceutical companies that own our elected officials. Let me say it again. L....A.....Z.....Y!
Before we found our DAN! doctor we saw many doctors who touted the same line..."Nothing wrong, nothing you can do,it's a behaviorial issue, a parenting issue." Within two visits, our DAN! doc had reduced our daughter's symptoms dramatically. Even though we still have our days, the quality of life for our daughter and our family is MUCH better that it ever was. Her amazing tutor, who's specialty is brain injured children, assures me my child is bright and college bound.
Autism is a brain injury. It is treatable. There is much to be done. Anyone who tells you otherwise has a lot to learn, or a lot invested in not learning.