Monday, March 7, 2011

Tony Walker

There were several comments on my blog about my little girl's autism so I thought I'd post some more thoughts on this subject.

I am a member of the Nassau Suffolk Chapter of the Autism Society of America, or NSASA. One of the many great things they do is running a support group through Yahoo.  There any member can ask a question or make a suggestion and it gets emailed to all the members of the society. Other members can then respond to the email for all to see. It's a wonderful tool to get autism related information and actual real life points of view.

The reason I am mentioning this is because there is a big debate going on there this week. Someone wrote that their 16 year old son is so developmentally challenged that she is scared of him having his own children. She's thinking about getting her son a vascetomy. Naturally there is a major debate now going on about this at the yahoo site. While it's unfortunate, I totally understand this woman's predicament. I'm sure if you're a parent of an Autistic child you can see orin some way relate to this woman's problem. 

I want to know what you think. Do you think it's right or wrong for a parent to remove that option from their Autistic child? 


1 comment:

  1. This isn't really black and white.....
    But, I'm going with wrong.