I just saw a headline that says "Gluten and Casein Free Diet Does Not Affect Children with Autism." This irritates me. Child 1 isn't affected by either gluten or casein, but how many of your kids are, you guys who have kids with autism? How often does your daily life prove this headline otherwise?
Whenever Child 1 eats yogurt, be it dairy or soy, he starts stimming like crazy and totally checks out for days. I think "WTF is going on? Things were going so well. Oh. Right. Yogurt." But if "science" were to take on the issue of autism and yogurt, they would unquestionably produce the headline "Yogurt Free Diet Does Not Affect Children With Autism" and yet, my daily life has proven otherwise.
Science has fucked us, the parents of kids with autism. One study after another that "proves" the exact opposite of what we live, and yet it just gives bloggers like the one whose blog I went off on earlier (that I can no longer find) this sense of fucking moral superiority because hey, look at these headlines! Wakefield lost his license! Me right, YOU WRONG. So, fuck you, science. Fuck you and your studies that prove nothing but make us look like idiots, unable to talk about our daily lives in the company of anybody who hasn't actually walked in our shoes. Fuck you and all the people who don't know what they're talking about but who judge the rest of us for just trying to get through the day.
And, in the meantime, until you can come up with some actual goddamn answers for us, my kid doesn't get any fucking yogurt, which sucks for him, because he LOVES yogurt.
UPDATE: Ok, this was actually pretty cathartic. Yay blogging!