I'm about to say something very unpopular , but true. Mothers of autistic children are partially to blame for lack of research funding. Autism is Overwhelming and Under-Funded Autism diagnosis is now 1 per 68 children. This rate is astonishing. A portion of the increase is because of the broadening definition of the autism spectrum. A portion is because of greater awareness by parents and physicians, finding more cases. Finally, there is little doubt that autism is also on the increase. Autism is one of the least funded diseases in terms of research. Proportional to the number of cases it's likely the least funded in the US. Mothers are screaming, "Why?!" Unfortunately, the same mothers are part of the problem. ( Here's the part where it gets unpopular. ) First of all, realize that I'm using the term "mothers" to represent all people who have been affected by autism personally, partially for brevity and partially for effect. Mot
SunFyre is written by a guy in a wheelchair, thus "...words from a seated position." However, this journal isn't about being disabled. I'm a husband, father of twins, entrepreneur, author and occasional political pundit.