Episode 75 – Triple Header!

[audio http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-96069/TS-870525.mp3]

People afraid of breastfeeding moms, autism, and a mom who dies in prison after being arrested for unpaid truancy fines.

The breastfeeding articles:

BuzzFeed: http://bzfd.it/1ptq5DR

ABC News: http://abcn.ws/1qjMJB4

Mail Online: http://dailym.ai/T0mH7T

Orlando Sentinel: http://bit.ly/U1CLqE

FindLaw: http://bit.ly/1n303TW

Jezebel.com: http://bit.ly/1i3sUM9

BabyCenter: http://bit.ly/1qjNoT4

 

Autism article:

MyFox Houston: http://bit.ly/1lrHYDO

 

Mom of Truant children dies in prison articles:

NY Daily News: http://nydn.us/1pA4TP1

Jobs & Hire: http://bit.ly/1lGMayq

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One response to “Episode 75 – Triple Header!

  1. Thanks for talking about autism – people honestly don’t understand the emotional and financial cost of the condition. Here in Britain we have the NHS, which we all pay in to via National Insurance. However, autism can be so profound that you need extra services and support that the NHS just doesn’t cover: my son needed a wheelchair just to stop him running out in the road before anyone could stop him, he’s been to a school for children with special needs, he’s been expelled from three colleges due to his anger management issues, he’s been sectioned under the mental health act (and was in his psychiatric unit for more than a year) and now he’s in a residential home/college. Furthurmore, one foster parent couldn’t cope with him after a few years and his second family lost him when he became violent and was sectioned; the wife died from a long-term illness shortly after his removal and his foster Dad was told that he couldn’t have him back – which devastated him.

    In short, my son’s almost 18 years of life has cost the taxpayer hundreds of thousands of pounds. Not to try and make him better, but to address his needs in the best way possible. Social Services deal with the funding for all this, but the money is still coming out of the wallets of the average Working Joe. If I had to pay for it all myself, as parents in the US seem to have to do… well, I don’t know what would happen to him because – being disabled myself these days – I have no money.

    Sanctimonious bastards like the one I was telling you about (“I can control my autism, so can everybody else”) need shooting or something. My son has no control over anything in his life because of who he is, and it’s not even his fault. He’s autistic – he’s not a bad man or a bully or a thug or even spoiled, and he certainly doesn’t use his autism as an excuse to be an asshole (I know adults that do). He will always be autistic and he will always struggle, no matter what anybody can do for him.

    Rant over.

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