Alex’s life was one of thousands that have ended tragically leaving many to question how this could have ever happened and more importantly how do we stop this from ever happening again? Unfortunately, what many of us already know in the autism community is that Alex’s story highlights similar struggles and injustices ignored repeatedly by those who claim to not only protect our most precious children but care for them without harm.
Now more than ever Autism Is Medical feels strongly we must push our children to the front of the line. No other pediatric population exists that competes with numbers like these. With the CDC’s (Center for Disease Control) latest outdated (2010) #’s showing 1 in 68 children (birth year 2002) diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, we know we have no choice but to demand not only appropriate MEDICAL diagnostic evaluations of our children but EFFECTIVE treatments that improve outcomes with RESEARCH to support it.