Sadly, misinformation on autism remains rife

Sadly, misinformation on autism remains rife

Judy Evans on the struggle her family faced to get her daughter a diagnosis Mary Berridge’s article and images ( ‘Without what made me “me”, I’d be a shadow of myself’ – portraits of life on the autism spectrum, 13 November ) capturing the non-stereotypical characteristics of children and families affected by autism highlights the lack of understanding and stigma associated with the condition. She says: “Knowledge about autism is not that widespread.” Our daughter, who will turn 40 next month, was diagnosed with developmental difficulties and delay at six months, in 1982. But it took years of pressure […]

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