Larry King keeps autism in the news

Autism is receiving a lot of attention –- here at Easter Seals, in the press, in the legislature –- 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, 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.


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  1. Suzanne Says:

    Thank you for posting this information and your insights. I’ll have to see if I can find highlights from that Larry King broadcast. Right now, I’m hoping to find out more about the connection between autism and ADD/ADHD. Do others have thoughts on this?

  2. Angie Says:

    In trying to learn about Austism it is sometimes easier to speculate; rather than to understand. I think it’s very important for people to know there are resources for support and education. With all the attention on autism lately, it will be interesting to reading everyone’s comments. Keep up the good work!

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