Author Tries To Dispel Autism Myths
Autistic children lack creativity, reject affection, almost always suffer from intellectual disabilities. These are just a few of the many beliefs surrounding the disease that affects an estimated 1 out of every 150 Canadians and 1 out of 60 Saint Johners. But these widely held beliefs don't always hold up to examination. Jonathan Alderson works with autistic children and their families to design home-based treatment programs. He's also the author of the new book, "Challenging the Myths of Autism."