My piece, 'Do we really need a cure for autism?, was published last Friday, 22 February 2013, in the Guardian. It was a very huge honor to say the least. I've had the issues of 'cure' and 'recovery' on my mind since Charlie was diagnosed in July of 1997 or rather before, from the time (around the time he was 18 months old or maybe even 10 months old) that we knew something was not right.
I have to say, I'm thrice and four times grateful for all the dialogue with all of you (here when this blog was called 'My Son Has Autism' and then 'Autismland,' on dear old Autism Vox, Change.org, Care2.com); these exchanges informed my Guardian piece. I've tons more to say on the 'cure' issue -- on the 'mystique of cure' -- in regard not only to autism (which is not a mental health issue) but other things (including mental health issues).Thank you and thanks to, of course, Charlie for everything and Jim for everything plus plus, plus.
(How to spend a Saturday of straight rain.)