Babble, the ubiquitous mommyblog, delves into the mild side of autism. "My autistic son doesn't need to be fixed," writes Kerry Cohen.
My thoughts exactly when I met with a representative from an agency that specializes in ABA. "My son is on the mild side," I informed her. "Why wouldn't I start with a therapy like Floortime?" I asked. "Because ABA will normalize your son," she responded knowingly. And that's when I started to run in the opposite direction. The literature she left behind was peppered with similar promises to "normalize" my son.