I'd like to offer a heartfelt "thank you" to the Maloney family for opening up and allowing Mark Roth and Julia Rendleman to report the truth that many families struggle with 24 hours a day ("The Worlds of Autism," Oct. 6). Autism, for many individuals and families, is indeed a struggle. We need help, compassion and understanding. We don't need judgment or ignorance.
There is a wonderful book, "What Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew," and it gives this insightful advice: "It's not that he won't, it's because he can't."
First Published October 19, 2013 8:00 PM