I was reading an article in the daily mail today about an autistic adult and came across this piece of information.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people with autism have trouble with social, emotional and communication skills that usually develop before the age of three and last throughout a person’s life.
Specific signs of autism include:
'Autistic people aren't scary or vicious or aggressive, they can be vulnerable people and are totally entitled to have their part in society and be represented,' she said.
Robert123 said:'Autistic people aren't scary or vicious or aggressive
I dropkicked an abusive NT's face 5 months ago.
What I find amusing, is that to find out about autism, they went to:
"Center for Disease Control and Prevention"
That's called 'Mission Creep' where you include more unrelated things under your umbrella to try to increase government funding (and the CEO wants a bigger house).
This was all I could focus on. Couldn't take in the rest after reading that sentence. What on earth does autism have to do with disease control.
When I had my meltdown at work and punched a wall, I was regarded as being the aggressive one - not the f**kwit NT who provoked the incident by shouting at me! The same one who makes passive-aggressive comments to me now. The same one who damaged my car.
My peace-loving, non-violent approach to life is being sorely tested, I can tell you...
The article I'm referring to is here.
Where a mother complains how her adult Autistic son was ignored on the London underground when he became separated from his carer.
What caught my eye was the newspaper explaining to it's readers what autism was. By quoting the centres for disease control and infection.
Are they suggesting that Autism is a disease/ infection that needs controlling? ️
The CDC is the leading Public Health Institute in the US. It grew out of its original infectious disease control remit.
No, the CDC perform some of the role that NICE perform in the UK. They have handy reference materials that the Mail hacks can cut and paste to bulk out their word count.
Yes but we are in the UK and this happened in London why did they contact an American agency?
Sorry just saw your explanation of why they used cdc. Surely NHS or nas would have had plenty of info available though .