Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Obama and Autism

Blue Puzzle PieceYesterday, President Barack Obama delivered a speech revealing his “framework” for $4 Trillion in Deficit Reduction. While the speech did not reveal any such framework at all, what it did do was attempt to trash Republicans on every issue at every turn. But what got to me, as a parent of an autistic child, is how he dragged those living with the disorder into his “Parade of Victims” in the speech. No one even asked me if we wanted to join in.

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Here are the links I reference in the podcast:

The Speech
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/04/13/president-obama-s-framework-4-trillion-deficit-reduction

Throw Grandma From the Train – Jake Tapper
http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2011/04/throw-grandma-from-the-train.html

The Presidential Divider – Obama's toxic speech and even worse plan for deficits and debt. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703730104576260911986870054.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Obama and Autism – Elaine Hall
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elaine-hall/obama-and-autism_b_137571.html

Cancer, Autism Push By Obama to Spur New Medicines – Pat Wechsler
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aJ0z5adj_R4c

Why "autism" came as a relief – Jennifer Byde Myers
http://www.salon.com/news/autism/?story=/mwt/feature/2011/03/31/labeling_my_autistic_son_open2011

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