Isn’t it sad?
And all across the internet and tv I am hearing and seeing people crying about what a great man he was and what a huge loss..
And, ok, I get it. He was a great coach, to a great school.
This man knew children were being abused * and he.did.nothing.
That is not great.
Is now forcing my kids to have apples in their Happy Meals and quite frankly,
And so is being forced to give my kids apples when Lord knows, we go to McDonald’s knowing damn well it.is.crap and the kids want fries,
not 5, but a full bag of fries.
What is ridiculous is that I know full well that McDonald’s is junk food and yet, I choose to allow my kids to eat it because it’s my choice.
And frankly, it really, really annoys me that McDonald’s caved to pressure from some people who have nothing better to do than b*tch and moan about what goes into my kids’ mouths and is now taking something my kids enjoyed and turned it into a soggy bag of apples.
A new definition for Autism.
I will be honest, I haven’t done my homework on this one yet, but what I have read and have gathered so far, is.not.pretty…
The powers that be (not sure yet if that would be the American Psychiatric Association or the federal government) have decided that the “best way” to handle the autism epidemic in the United States is to stop diagnosing kids that currently fall under the diagnosis of “Aspergers” or “pdd” as “Autism Spectrum”.
You know, because if they don’t diagnose, they don’t exist.
These same brilliant “problem solvers” have come up with new criteria that children must meet in order to be classified and although Will does meet all 5, there are lots and lots of kids who won’t and I’m just wondering what these geniuses think they are going to do with the now, undiagnosed, previously diagnosed kids?
Cancel their therapy?
Put them into regular classrooms, remove their services, and wish them luck????
I have a hunch that this might have a hell of a lot more to do with dollars and cents than it does an epidemic because I’m guessing figuring out the cause might work better than pretending it doesn’t exist.
But, what do I know!?!
I’m just a mom living with an autistic son…