|Lisa Jo Rudy|
At About.com: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Lisa Jo Rudy offers suggestions about what to watch out for when reading stories in the media about “cures” or “causes” of autism.
Among Rudy’s recommendations:
- Any headlines that claim to announce a “cause” or “cure” for autism are “almost certainly wildly exaggerated.”
- When headlines and articles describe an “association,” they are simply stating that autism often co-exists with something else. “An association is unlikely to have anything whatever to do with a cause or a cure.”
As a former journalist, aspiring librarian and woman on the autism spectrum, I appreciate Rudy’s contribution on so many levels.