No miracle cures for autism;Letter;News amp; Opinion

12th November 1999 at 00:00
YOUR article made me want to weep (Special Needs magazine, October 29). Another "miracle cure" article about autism. I can't wait for my phone to start ringing with people saying "It's OK, autism is curable now, didn't you see the article?"

And I shall say "Did you know the Son-Rise programme costs about pound;20,000?

Did you know that no independent studies have ever been made of their methodology or their results? Did you know that the 'institute' vets the children it allows on its course in order to boost 'success' rates?"

If you think I'm just a lone parent venting my views then dip in to one of the autism support groups on the net.

Karen Riding Burnley Lancashire.

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