Letter to the Editor

Stories on autism show compassion

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

To the editor:

I have read the first of your articles about autism on the Internet. My family lives in Oklahoma. I have to say that I am awed by the dedication and compassion shown so far by this newspaper and its reporters. I will always have a soft spot in my heart for Missouri from reading this. My middle child is an almost 5-year-old boy, and he is autistic. The battles that we have fought with doctors, insurance, schools and therapists has been mostly ignored to this date. Thank you so much for having the courage to research this and learn about these families.

SANDRA L. ENGLAND

Jenks, Okla.