My name is Kevin Gersh and I welcome you to “Autism & Honesty”. Those are two words that are seldom used one after the other because there is very little honesty in the Autism world. People are always talking about what they know and what they don’t know. I’ve been in this industry for 20 years working with spectrum children in all capacities, from 18 months old through adulthood. And I am sure that the one thing I DO know, is that I don’t know. Every situation is different and every child needs something different. And when you start grouping them together, and assuming you know what's right or wrong for this population, I believe you have lost your edge.
My blog is going to speak about various different topics from diagnosis to legal representation, to what the school districts tell you (including the lies and truths that are being told to the public). We are going to discuss openly and honestly about what’s happening in the world of Autism. While I am not a doctor or professor, I am an expert in this field. I know these children, they’ve been to my schools, and I think it’s time we pull back the curtain and look at the strings. Our society is not addressing the rudimental issues of this population. I have seen the amazing work these men and women can do and how successful they can become with a conducive educational environment. But unfortunately our students don’t get a chance or a fair shot at being the individuals they can be, and I hope to change that over the span of my life. Autism & Honesty – Let’s start talking.