A balanced-view newspaper article on the book and on autism treatment in general, with expert opinion contribution from Dr. Suzanne Goh of Pediatric Neurology Therapeutics (http://www.gohmd.org/). The reader gets a full view on autism from two different perspectives.
“Treatment for autism should include a comprehensive medical approach that looks at many different aspects of human biology — neurological, genetic, gastrointestinal, infectious, immune, endocrine, and others,” wrote Goh.
“At present there is a very wide range of outcomes for those with autism. The child’s unique biology is one important factor, and others are the therapies that are used (both medical and behavioral/educational) and how well they are implemented. For the vast majority of children tremendous progress is possible,” she wrote.
But Lu said that in talking to adults with autism, he has concluded that most don’t think of it as a problem that needs to be fixed.
“They have different ways of looking at the world,” he said. “They don’t want to be cured; they don’t think of it as a disease.”
The central message he sought to convey in his book, said Lu, is that “The children are OK. The children are really OK.”