Candidates mum on autism

Autism families are in a grave predicament in November because they have no choice for president.

There are tens of thousands of people who would vote for the candidate who actually would do something about the autism epidemic. However, President Obama promised us four years ago that he had a plan, but there has been no plan. Mitt Romney has remained silent on the matter.

Millions of dollars have been spent on genetic research that has taken us no place in two decades. We want a president who will call autism a national crisis and work to help find the cause and the cure. We need a president who will make environmental research a priority. We need a leader who will fight for all the rights of these disabled children and young adults.

We must have someone say, “One in 88 children with autism is too many, and one in 54 boys in this country is an abomination.” I don’t feel that either of these candidates will work to pull us out of the abyss of autism.

Maurine Meleck

North Augusta, S.C.

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