“… Culture writes on illness. That’s evident in the battle around a French documentary about autism entitled “Le Mur” or “The Wall.” Today, a court in the northern city Lille will decide whether the film, released online last year, should be censored at the request of psychoanalysts in the country, since it essentially charges that their approach to the disorder ignores decades of scientific progress….”
Unfortunately, until we know why so many kids have autism and how, I am not sure there is one person can say that what will work for one will not work for another. Mostly, success is measured in families not in large scientific studies. To those who go against the “scientific”, there is much mud-slinging, yelling and berating, but what else to do when there is not much offered by the scientific community in the way of cause, effect and cure!
Sadly, in our experience anyway, it led to much more in the way of fruitlessness, there was no help, no options, no answers. It was basically figure it out yourselves, induce ridicule, often contempt, certainly a healthy dose of scorn and mirth, but still you endure, all in the hope that you will help your child out of the fog.
Which in the end, I suppose we did. Although, in my house the last few weeks ~ sometimes I wonder, so when I read this:
So…what does this mean? More confusion among experts? The top people still know nothing about autism: cause, cure, treatment, prevention, etc.
I have a hard time seeing what’s out there to smile about. Sears has treated over 500 kids with autism. WHY? Where did they come from? How did he treat them?
Jan 26, 2012 HERE
On autism: “A new study claims that children can actually out grow it. Do you believe it?”
Dr. Sears: “I actually do believe it. The important message for autism is that autism is treatable. What made me mad about that study is that they found that about one third of kids with autism will outgrow or improve so much that they lose their diagnosis, which is wonderful. But they claim that those kids didn’t have autism in the first place. I don’t believe that. I think that’s wrong. As a pediatrician, I’ve treated over 500 kids for autism and I do see them lose their diagnosis. They have autism at the beginning but they don’t just … It’s not because they didn’t have autism in the first place. They’re clearly autistic and then we treat them. The parents spend hundreds of thousands of dollars. Weeks, years and years of therapy. Behavior therapy, developmental therapy, medical therapies. The kids improve and they lose their diagnosis and the researchers are trying to take that away from parents saying they didn’t have autism in the first place.”
I realize it’s maybe not just me that thinks this stuff… 😀