Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Things That Piss Me Off...

There are a lot of things that make me mad. This may have to be a regular segemnt on my blog...

This was the status of a FB friend last week. She has 2 autistic children.

Fact(s) of the Day:
More children will be diagnosed with Autism this year than cancer,
diabetes, Down's Syndrome and AIDS combined. Autism receives less than
5% of the research funding allocated to US childhood disorders.

This is a true statement. However...

Do NOT lump autism in with cancer. Or AIDS. Are you serious?? Diabetes?

Among "childhood disorders" I cannot honestly say that I feel autism is on a level with cancer.

As a mother of 2 autistic children, I can tell you that I would sooner donate my money to pediatric cancer than autism.

Does autism need research? Sure. Is it killing children? No.

I do not have to fear autism taking my childs life.
I do not have to watch my child waste away from some hideous, horrible disease.
My sons are not living in a hospital for treatment.
They are not in constant pain.

They learn differently.
They need speech therapy.
They get overstimulated very easily.

They will not die because of it.


Donda said...

What a great outlook!

Mark and Jessica said...

Never thought of it that way - I guess it makes sense.

Cluttered Brain said...

I agree with Donda. What a great outlook you have. I think we need mre people like you in this world.


Maxine Conrad said...

Yeh for you Tenille! I would rather see Autistic children like yours than those suffering with cancer! Well said my friend :)

The Merrills said...

All true