A powerful message underneath misconstrued headline language

Published October 28, 2016

New blog post by Dr. Alycia Halladay, Chief Science Office of the Autism Science Foundation:

You may have seen it. The headline that says, “super-parenting improves children’s autism.” Besides being grammatically incorrect, it’s insulting. The implication, of course, from the headline is that parents who do not have super abilities or super skills can’t help their child. It sets an unhealthy expectation for parents who are already struggling to help their child. Worse, based on the feedback I have received, it has been hurtful to many parents.

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