High functioning idealism is of no benefit to disturbed autistic children

A child’s chances of inclusion in wider society are greatly enhanced if he or she manages to model behaviour which is more like other people’s. That’s a lesson every child must learn, disabled or not, says Victoria White.

EVALEEN WHELTON of AUsome Cork, says my article in this space last week is handy in that it “puts everything that’s wrong” about people’s attitude to autism in this country in one space.

I think the disagreement is interesting and important.

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