Neurology Now:
doi: 10.1097/01.NNN.0000351322.40359.ec
Department: Letter

Autism

Wilson, Brandy

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Virginia Beach, VA

I am an autistic adult and enjoy reading your magazine. However, I was disappointed to see only Autism Speaks and Autism Society of America listed in Resource Central. Despite the name, Autism Speaks is not run for or by autistic people, and the Autism Society of America primarily helps parents and families. It would be fair to include a resource like The Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership (GRASP) that is run by and for autistics (grasp.org). The site includes hotly debated issues surrounding autism and its treatment. For example, Autism Speaks and the Autism Society of America both would like a cure for Autism and GRASP would not.

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Brandy Wilson

Virginia Beach, VA

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