Yesterday Hillary Clinton’s campaign launched what sounded like a compassionate plan for increased autism screening and health insurance coverage for medical establishment-sanctioned autism services.
Sounds so warm and fuzzy, right? Autism Speaks rejoiced. Almost makes one forget this not-so-compassionate tweet 11 months ago:
Just kidding. We’d never forget that tweet, Hillary.
Hillary says she’s going to call for the first-ever study of the prevalence of adults with autism. Awesome news all around, right?
Wait, what? Why exactly would we pay for this? Is this a veiled attempt to discredit the fact that we’re in a mothereffin’ epidemic of autism in this country? To try to prove that the skyrocketing, terrifying autism rates are solely the result of better diagnosis? Will Hillary show once and for all that we’ve always had these rates of autism, but “back then” parents just gave their kids up to an institution?
Let me save you about a…
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