Letter: A need for more resources

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  • Rebekeh Salt Lake City, UT
    March 30, 2019 2:10 p.m.

    Impartial,

    I am online right now, learning about autism through the lens of a teenage boy with autism. He's communicating that he would like more information.

    Your lack of support for education and useful information is staggering.

  • patrioticAMERICAN South Jordan, UT
    March 25, 2019 3:51 p.m.

    I strongly disagree w/@Impartial7. The job of any legitimate news agency isn't just to report on news as it happens, but to investigate & report on any consequential & far-reaching concerns that affect citizens the news agency is supposed to be serving.

    As a mother of an adult son on the autism spectrum, living in a state that has more than it's fair share of kids diagnosed (or not yet diagnosed) w/in that spectrum, I can tell you that not enough spotlight (o money) has been devoted to this pop. or family members affected by it--by the media, the fed & state govt's., or the education system. My son had a wonderful resource teacher during his last 4 yrs in grade school, & also during jr. high, but not in the first 2 yrs after his diagnosis; & the resources available to him in h.s. were practically non-existent--all of a sudden, he was expected to be just like any other teenager (except he was given a few more days to turn in assignments).

    IMO, not nearly enough attention is paid to this vital subject, & not even close to enough support & training for the kids, parents, or educators living w/or helping this pop.

    So kudos to Connor for bringing up an issue many choose to ignore.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    March 25, 2019 10:24 a.m.

    I understand that this letter checks off a box to obtain his Eagle Scout. However, if his goal is to honestly help his parents, in dealing with him and his autism, he can spend some time, online, and provide his parents with a wealth of information. That's not the job of a newspaper.