December 11, 2009

The American Academy of Pediatrics Thinks Docs Should Just Google Autism

From Wendy Fournier, head of the National Autism Association:

"Better diagnosing? I just got a call from a pediatrician’s office in Dallas looking for a toolkit to help them evaluate patients for autism. I told them they should call the AAP. They already had. The AAP told them they didn’t have any materials to send and the doc should Google autism for information. Seriously."

So Jenny McCarthy had it right when she got her autism education from "Google U."? Because apparently Googling autism is best practices according to AAP.

Seriously... they didn't even point the doc to the DSM?

I didn't think that it was possible for AAP to care less about our kids and the autism epidemic that they have helped create and sustain.

I was wrong.

Clearly I was thinking too highly of the American Academy of Pediatrics International Guild of Pediatricians.

1 comment:

Crystal said...

It's so frustrating. I was totally shocked when I heard this...