Wednesday, March 23, 2011

1 in 110 DO COUNT!

I recently receive my April issue of Parents Magazine.  As I flipped through the magazine, I noticed that despite April being Autism Awareness Month there was not one article on Autism. I was shocked and dismayed. Not even on article on the early warning signs of Autism? Are these people for real?

I wrote about it on Facebook. I liked Parents Magazines fan page and called them out on it.  I received a condescending reply.  I got the other Autism Mamas on board.  We've received no real response.

We will be canceling our subscription.

Parents Magazine just so you know our children with Autism in all of it various forms are deserving of so much more then your dismissive attitude.  Maybe next year you'll do a better job. Hope springs eternal.


  1. Completely and totally agree!
    And their most recent response about 'blog entries' is as b.s. filled as the other one.

  2. I don't get the magazine, but it doesn't surprise me. It seems like every article in there is more or less an advertisement for some product to buy. I guess it's hard to make money off of autism.

    Good for you for doing something about it!

  3. You did an amazing job bringing them to their knees. They'll do a better job next time. They have to, right?

  4. you go, mama! you've got them listening.
    love you!

  5. I stopped subscribing to them long ago for that very reason.

  6. and you did it, mama. you did it.

  7. Hi J,
    I keep seeing your name on facebook with all our blogger friends but never knew what your blog is - so I'm finding you backwards! :) I started hating Parents Mag a couple years ago when they had something there that I totally didn't agree with about autism, and I wrote and said "cancel my subscription and this is why" and I never got dignified with a response. GOOD FOR YOU for writing it! AWESOME!
    find me if you like at - looks like we have many of the same friends, so it's good to meet you :)

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