September 2009

2409, 2009

National Autism Center Responds to NBC Today’s Show Segment “Travolta Admits Son Had Autism”

September 24, 2009|Categories: Uncategorized|

I am writing in response to a discussion Thursday on the Today Show about Jett Travolta's co-morbid diagnosis. First, let me say we appreciate the coverage about Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), which will help to raise public awareness about some of the related challenges individuals on the autism spectrum may face. You also touched on the unfortunate reality for families associated with acknowledging their child's diagnosis in a society that is not always understanding or supportive. In discussing Jett's dual diagnosis of ASD and seizure disorder, Dr. Snyderman commented that children with autism are "not more likely" to have a [...]

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