I put "autism community" in quotes, because we all know that it does not mean autistics.
First half of the article.
Autism Group Calls For End To ‘Infighting’
By Michelle Diament
August 7, 2012 Text Size A A
(Updated: August 7, 2012 at 1:19 PM CT)
A leading national advocacy group is calling for a summit this fall in an effort to mitigate divisiveness within the autism community.
The Autism Society wants to bring together all of the major autism organizations to establish a series of joint goals.
“The infighting that a lot of times characterizes the autism community needs to stop,” said Scott Badesch, president of the Autism Society. “Until we come together, we’re not going to be able to move the needle on enhancing autism services.”
Tension has been brewing for years with parents and even professionals at odds over everything from possible causes of the developmental disorder to whether precious dollars should be spent on research or services for those on the spectrum.
As a result, Badesch said he sees many other interest groups getting a stronger reception locally and in Congress, citing elderly Americans and the gay and lesbian community as examples. By working together with a united front, Badesch said he hopes autism advocates can be more productive.
Chris Christie is so fat, I was giving a presentation and he ate my pie charts.