Larry King keeps autism in the news
Posted on March 10th, 2008 by Lisa
Autism is receiving a lot of attention â€“- here at Easter Seals, in the press, in the legislature â€“- it’s everywhere. Shows like last Thursday’s Larry King Live pay a lot of attention to “cause and cure.” If that helps inform and educate people about this increasingly prevalent disorder, I guess I have to thank Larry King for keeping the topic on his show — and in the news.
Our society likes to have clear answers. When I meet people and tell them I work with children who have autism, one of the first questions they ask is “What causes it?”
Unfortunately, there isn’t a lot of clarity in the cause. It is a controversial and divisive issue.
There is a lot of knowledge, however,Â on effective supports for people with autism. With effective treatment, individuals with autism can lead meaningful, productive and happy lives. Until there’s a cure, there’s Easter Seals — we will continue helping families and children in the struggles they face with a diagnosis of autism as early as we can.