Calls for more funding for autism programs is a familiar refrain that echoes through the ranks of conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh.
On his show on Friday, Limbaugh blasted the Obama administration’s efforts to get more money and resources into autism programs with the goal of encouraging them. He also called for legislation to boost mental health funding for children and teens with autism as part of the effort to bolster “mental health programs,” suggesting that autism programs would become an opportunity to cut federal mental health grants to children and teens with autism.
While calling for more funding for autism programs, Limbaugh is wrong about the type of support funding for children and teens with autism would provide. Autism advocacy groups say there are two different types of autism and each is at risk from being cut.
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Limbaugh’s call for a “mental health education bill” would make this much more clear: “And so, if you look at the mental health education bill and all that other things, I’d tell you I’m actually disappointed it hasn’t gotten done,” Limbaugh said. “I thought it was going to happen. You know, you’d have someone running the Senate that I believe would actually support it. I hope and pray that it will happen. But I have to say, because of the funding that is available in this case, I feel bad.
“This is ex바카라사이트actly the sort of thing I was referring to, that if the money was there, it could have been used to help these kids that are really going through a mental health crisis,” he continued. “But they’re never going to get the resources they need for it. And to put a label on it, you know, it’s like saying, ‘You see that little kid you had with autism for eight years? Well he doesn’t need help. You know, ‘What about you, little boy? You’re supposed to spend a year in prison. Why don’t you go home to your mom and you spend that year in jail for the year you’re here?’ Well, that’s really the wrong approach to this crisis, because you’re putting out the wrong message to ou