Today, April 2nd 2012, is the Wold Autism Awareness Day and it is time to speak about autism rights in France. The BBC has decided to do so on its website with an article calling France’s autism treatment ‘shame’.
The article is a very well researched article about some of the issues there.
“For autism campaigners, it is one of the most serious health scandals of our times.
How for decades France turned its back on the latest scientific thinking, and treated autism as a form of psychosis.
How as a result tens of thousands of children were misdiagnosed – or not diagnosed at all – and consigned to lives of misery.
And how to this day in its approach to autism, the French medical establishment continues to believe in the powers of psychiatry and psychoanalysis – long after the rest of the world has switched to alternative methods of treatment.”