People with developmental delays are increasing in number. Our societal response to integrating these people with dignity and compassion is critical to the welfare of all of us. But a society doesn’t respond. The individuals in a society respond. And that is how we move the needle so that change is effected. Everyone should have [...]
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April is Autism Awareness Month. Step 1. End Social Isolation, Talk with a Parent of an Autistic Child
When I started practice 30 years ago, autism was not a problem I saw. No, it wasn’t that I didn’t recognize a child with autism, it was just very rare. And now a week doesn’t go by when I don’t treat or sadly “recognize and refer for diagnosis” a new child with autism. As a [...]
We are facing a crisis that no one in the political arena will talk about. The fate of the children who are not “typical.” Not a day goes by that even out of my professional environment, I am not confronted with the devastation of a family who has a child with physical, emotional or developmental [...]
British Medical Journal, Lancet—Welcome to the Hall of Shame!
The foundation of medical knowledge is based on publications which are “peer-reviewed.” This is supposed to mean that several other experts in the field have read the scientific paper and then judged the information to be worthy of dissemination in a medical journal, allegedly for the [...]