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Monday, May 24, 2010

I'm irritated. Autism is irritating. Science is irritating.

Wakefield is in the news again, so I'm irritated. Again. I just wrote a long rant on somebody's blog who was taunting Wakefield, I don't even know where it was. I'm outta control!!

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!


Anonymous said...

Whew, that's a whole lotta fuckin' going on up there! ;) Love it & you!


Unknown said...

That's what she said!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I think your last post, regarding the stages of being a parent of an autistic kid, is missing a stage. You know, the one when you need to tell everyone who is judging you to fuck off. That one. It's important!!
Just saying.

Unknown said...

I think that's part of "acceptance." Or at least it should be!

Lizze said...

I'm still trying to get past the blank stares from others who "want" to talk about Autism and how it affects my daily life (really? Read my blog then doofus!) but can't manage to stay checked into the conversation long enough to even pretend to care. Or pretend to not be over-whelmed. Why and how do they get to be over-whelmed with MY life when they don't even ever have to live it?

Autism sucks.

Anonymous said...

It really doesn't affect their *autism* it affects their *mood*.

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