Healing the Symptoms Known as Autism, an Objective Critique: Part 2
Hello again! If you’re reading this, it likely means you’ve read part 1 of my review of Kerry Rivera’s Healing the Symptoms Known as Autism. I’d been putting off this process for many months knowing that in doing so I’d inadvertently line the pockets of Ms. Rivera who already likes to charge gullible parents for expensive Skype consultations and the like. Now she has made this tantalising tome totally free so she can demonstrate to her denouncing detractors that this is not child abuse. Having taken her up on this somewhat public invite to inspect her work and constructively critique it, I’ve embarked on a maddening journey not dissimilar to Dante Alighieri’s 9 Circles of Hell.
To summarise what I discovered from the first chapter is that Kerry Rivera clearly detests Autism with every fibre of her being. The fact she belongs to an organisation formerly known as Defeat Autism Now will probably tell you all that you need to know. The first thing that struck me is how desperate she seemed to be rid of her son’s Autism as hastily as humanly possible. I’ve covered this many times but the science just isn’t there yet and in the mean time, until science cracks the root causes and possible treatments (if any will ever exist) we have to be patient and not go on vigilante crusades of DIY medicine. The emphasis of caring for people with Autism should be supporting them and help them reach their potential. Autistic people have some incredible potential, there are many cases of these people being incredible mathematicians or talented artists and I highly doubt that was due to their parents giving them a good bleaching. See more