Whose Planet Is It Anyway?

Friday, July 28, 2006

And in a mirror universe...

... where there are decent people who actually care about diversity, the senators are now considering:

  • The Combating Neurobigotry Act;
  • The No Autistic Children Left Behind Act;
  • The Civil Rights for Neurological Minorities Act; and
  • The Preventing Eugenics Act.


Maybe it'll happen one of these days.

I just hope there are still some of us left alive when it does.



  • I just came across your blog....I'm always looking to know more about autism (my nephew has asperger's and a number of other things). I am asking you, as I have been asking anyone who may have an opinion, why are there SO many more children with Autism?? The numbers are staggering in the last few years.....are their investigations into this???

    By Blogger petunia, at 11:13 PM  

  • This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    By Blogger Fore Sam, at 2:50 AM  

  • Hi Petunia, welcome to my blog. The diagnostic criteria for autism are much broader now than at any time in the past, and many more children are being diagnosed under these broad criteria. Psychologists originally gave the autism diagnosis only to a very small number of children who lacked speech entirely. Asperger's was added to the DSM-IV in 1994, which greatly increased the number of children receiving an autism spectrum diagnosis. Parents and pediatricians are also much more aware of autism, which increases the likelihood of an autistic child being diagnosed correctly (many autistic children in the past were misclassified as schizophrenic or mentally retarded).

    By Blogger abfh, at 12:14 PM  

  • Fore Sam, I don't generally delete comments, but there is no way in hell that I'm going to let you and your sleazy associates use my blog to troll for new "marks," and any comment that contains the URL of a quack-cure site will be summarily deleted. Got it? Good.

    By Blogger abfh, at 12:20 PM  

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