I understand that this is The Onion. I understand that they are about humor and satire. But I don't really see the point of having their reporter be "autistic". Couldn't they have made their story humorous without the autism angle?
I have a child with autism, and this story bothers me.
Answer by smarieljlee at 2:30 PM on Apr. 30, 2011
Answer by LoriKeet at 12:21 PM on Apr. 30, 2011
Plus people need understand that ASDs include a range of developmental and cognitive issues. Some on the spectrum are affected to the degree of rainman, while others are not. It's great to have expectations of what one can achieve, as long as one has not placed the bar too low OR too high...it works both ways. In addition, this is applicable to ALL developing children. Let's face it, not everyone is going to grow up to be a Neurosurgeon, no matter how much mommy and daddy wish it to be so. As with everything, balance is the answer.
I did not watch the clip, so I can not commit specifically on that piece. I do think that every person deserves is to be accepted for who they are, no matter their mental or physical status-
Answer by Sisteract at 3:54 PM on Apr. 30, 2011
Answer by LoriKeet at 1:15 PM on Apr. 30, 2011
Answer by yourspecialkid at 5:30 PM on Apr. 30, 2011
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Answer by Brandi300 at 12:04 PM on Apr. 30, 2011
Answer by vbruno at 12:29 PM on Apr. 30, 2011
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Answer by LoriKeet at 12:56 PM on Apr. 30, 2011
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