Pop Media Continues Autism Disinformation Crusade
A friend with Asperger's Syndrome recently shared the following with me:
"Quiz Topic: Autism"
Dr. Joyce Brothers
It is a "Quiz" on autism, offered by ArcaMax Publishing's website, featuring Dr. Joyce Brothers.
Dr. Joyce Brothers is an authority on what, exactly?
READER BEWARE: i don't feel this article is a reliable information source. The basic terminology isn't even correct:
Question one refers to autism as a "disease."
Autism is not a "disease." The terms that are correct are "disorder" and "syndrome."
Right there in question one we have prime evidence that Dr. Joyce Brothers needs to get her basic terminology straight. Until then, i declare there to be no shred of credibility in the article. Casual terminology mistakes like this contribute to disinformation about autism (or any topic) and nicely demonstrates how "authority" can lead to societal damage. Dr. Brothers has "a name" and she's using it to talk about something her "name" doesn't yet have "media connections" to... and spreading information that's incorrect in the process.
"Does one little mistake like that really count?" you might ask.
Hell yes. It's an example of sloppiness. When there is this amount of casual terminology error, by someone who should know better (and demonstrate better) there likely to be more errors ... and authorities should be held to a higher standard, don't you think?
i wont even begin to pick apart the rest of the article (be my guest at doing that for yourself to this so-called "quiz"); i fear being frustrated beyond my tolerances. As an autistic, i've suffered enough at the hands of so-called "professionals" and "authorities." My life is a horror because of it. Pop media is the worst and "quizzes" like this are entertainment, not education.