The fundraising collaterals of autism cure charities should not be viewed by families that are trying to cope with an autistic child.
They are not documentaries.
The scenes of screaming children banging their heads, crying appearing on the edge of mental breakdown, chaotic homes in disarray, and other forms of melodrama are not supposed to be educational.
These materials are not meant to impart accurate and factual information to the families of autistic children, but rather to elicit the pity — and money — of potential donors.
While raising autistic children presents many unique challenges, it’s nowhere near as devastating as autism fundraising collaterals often make it out to be.