"This is the reason I would say that sometimes I would rather my son have cancer than autism:
If my son had cancer then the doctors would know what to do. MY job would then be to sit by him and love him and chat with him at his bedside and while the experts do THEIR job. In autism, my job is to be the doctor, find the answers to help him, and hope maybe one day he'll chat with me. Autism moms dream of a day that they can walk into a doctor's office and the doctor knows just what to do. What a miracle that would be. We have a HUGE weight on our shoulders. Cancer is of course AWFUL, but what if your kid had cancer and the docs just threw their hands up and said, see ya!?" So says yet another commenter who just doesn't get it. http://www.ageofautism.com/2009/07/autism-perception-a-bump-in-the-road.html
So, basically, it's all about YOU. You'd rather your kid had cancer because it would be easier on YOU. Your kid would be suffering, go through some rather gruesome treatments to cure the cancer, might die. But YOU're good with that because the doctor would be in charge. Right.
So much wrong at AoA. So much. Wrong.