David Royko Psy.D
|Posted on August 22, 2014 at 9:20 AM|
I know I've said things like this, as have many in our shoes, but I like the succinct sum-up Karen Vano, a member of the Facebook group, "Extreme Love: Raising A Child With Severe Autism," posted this week (reproduced here with her OK):
I think a big part of the issue with autism is that there are too many people with different ideas of WHAT is needed. Those with High Functioning Autism want the money for "awareness and acceptance of their differences," and we [families with classic or severe autism] want the money to freaking survive and have help with daily living. That, I think, is what does a huge disservice to the whole "spectrum community." The opposing ends of the spectrum are just night and day.