More Autism Awareness

Have you heard the latest from Dennis Leary?

“There is a huge boom in autism right now because inattentive mothers and competitive dads want an explanation for why their dumb-ass kids can’t compete academically, so they throw money into the happy laps of shrinks . . . to get back diagnoses that help explain away the deficiencies of their junior morons. I don’t give a [bleep] what these crackerjack whack jobs tell you – yer kid is NOT autistic. He’s just stupid. Or lazy. Or both.”

My kid crushes academically.  He turned 5 in August, and he can add, subtract, subtract for negative numbers, multiply, discuss the concept of infinity, and can read, write and spell above grade level.  Above 3rd grade level.  My kid also crushes other children when they don’t follow his rules and is quite industrious about it, far from lazy.  Which is how we ended up with our diagnosis.  But by Leary’s standards, G is just fine.  It is very frustrating because we’ve run into this type of attitude before.  We’ve had several people (mostly males) tell us that G is just an alpha male in the making and we should just relax.  I think it is great that so many people know that autism exists, but when will Autism Awareness turn into Autism Understanding?

Published in: on October 16, 2008 at 12:22 am  Comments (4)  

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  1. GAAH!!! Where/when did he say this? HE is the moron!

    I tell everyone I can because I want to help educate. It is saddening to me how often I get NO response whatsoever… either they are uncomfortable, don’t know what to say, OR they think like Leary.

  2. Isn’t it wonderful that WE know better than this uneducated Leary person?

  3. I just don’t understand why the press is giving him so much airtime over this. He’s obviously an ignorant blowhorn. They need to just shut him up. ARGH!!!

  4. Well said!

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