THE AGE OF AUTISM: THE FINAL WORD (FOR NOW)
In his last article for UPI, he puts into words what many of us have come to realize: that the story is broader than just what caused the autism epidemic.
. . . to me, the issues autism raises ⎯ about the health and well-being of this and future generations, about the role that planetary pollution, chemical inventions and medical interventions may have inadvertently played in triggering it ⎯ are so fundamental that by looking at autism, we’re looking very deeply into the kind of world we want to inhabit and our children to inherit.
The questions Mr. Olmsted raised throughout the series were and are important. Fortunately, he has promised to continue asking those questions.
So thanks to UPI for supporting this work. And thanks for reading, responding to ⎯ and critiquing ⎯ this column. Truth is, you haven’t heard the last word from me. Not by a long shot.
I, for one, intend to hold Mr. Olmsted to his word.