I strongly support your appeal and hope it goes well.
The opinions so clearly expressed in The Wall by the professionals interviewed are entirely their own responses to questions posed and are totally out of keeping with research-based progress made over the past decades in our understanding of the nature of autism, its aetiology and helpful interventions.
It is legitimate to question the dominance of these long out-dated, unsubstantiated and destructive views as a basis for service provision and treatment . Such attitudes obstruct the development of and access to more sensible evidence-based and supportive clinical, therapeutic and educational approaches that the children and their families so desperately need.
Dr. Maria Callias
Consultant Clinical Psychologist (retired)
- Recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award by South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust (2008).
- Former Associate Director of Psychology and Psychotherapies for Kingston