So the Daily Fail says that autism is not a disability?

This article – which I am not going to link to – annoyed me on so many levels. I wonder if the author’s views were misrepresented, as scattered through the article are a few more measured comments that mention the difficulties faced by individuals and their families.

Saying that autism is not a disability implies that those with the diagnosis will need no help or support, yet as parents we know for sure that most do need help, especially when they are children. They need time, love, concern and expertise to help them to lead fulfilling lives as adults.

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