Q:I recall a broadcast about autism. the speaker related his experience with his son. I would like to read about this.
I do believe you’re referring to “Autism and Humanity.” The show features the voices of two delightful people, Paul Collins and Jennifer Elder, a couple whose son Morgan was diagnosed with autism in 2002. Paul is a literary historian who wrote a book about autism titled Not Even Wrong: A Father’s Journey into the Lost History of Autism. It’s a really good read.
During the interview with Krista, he poses this provocative question that has stuck with me ever since:
“I was in Italy not too long ago. For some reason, the book has actually been really popular over there. And a journalist there asked me, ‘What if we were able to do genetic screening for autism?’ And I said, ‘Well, that’s actually a really difficult question, because what are you prepared to lose?’”
~answered by Trent Gilliss, senior editor