University of Utah Health Care revamps clinic to focus on autism spectrum disorder

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  • JoeBobOfUtah Roy, UT
    Oct. 11, 2013 2:59 p.m.

    I am a father of two young men with autism. Autism is a very complex disorder. There is currently a lot of legitimate research to identify genetic and physical links to individuals with autism. Sadly, there is a large amount of misinformation.

    Our country has come a long way. In the early 1990s, our boys' doctors did everything possible to not diagnose them with autism. This was a disservice to all.

    With proper diagnosis of more people (this has been around for a LONG time) we can identify and provide the necessary medical, social, financial, and living assistance to individuals and families affected with this complex disorder.

    If you know individuals with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities, please reach out in love to them. The stress that their families face can be overwhelming. Please don't judge them at the grocery store. There are some very kind people in our community, but there are also some real jerks.

  • wilson-kelly Vale, OR
    Oct. 10, 2013 6:37 a.m.

    1 of 47 children in Utah have autism?
    The rates are rising?
    So you put up a clinic for what? Meeting social needs?
    God forbid anyone look for a cause!
    If you had 1 of 47 children with measles, would you be putting up a clinic? And children recover from measles, contrary to what you have been led to believe.
    Hate to point out the obvious, but as autism affects boys more adversely than girls we should be concerned. After the wars, the choice of different lifestyle, and the autism, the marriage pool for our daughters is shrinking.
    Hope the clinic is all you want it to be and it helps.