Epidemic silence

Epidemic Silence: Under-diagnosis and the insult of autism, by Autism and Oughtisms.  Discusses the hushed tones and whispered conversations about whether or not to tell a parent about concerns that their child is showing autistic traits.

“Carers, family, parents, need to hear that it is not an insult to think or say that a child might have autism. It is a potential fact, to be investigated and determined either way. This silence, reflects and encourages a society that views my son – and his autism – as something to be ashamed of. The only shame I feel is being part of a society that thinks not-causing parents offense, is more important than speaking out for a child who can’t speak out for themself.”

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