Posted by: Nicholas Swetenham | April 15, 2009

More on the Horse Boy story – NY times

Some people may not agree with the New York Times’ political stances (liberal, and generally pro-Democrat, in American terminology). I have come to realise, however, that American newspapers report on health science reasonably well as a whole (perhaps because their consumers are quite savvy?) and the NY Times is one of the best for science reporting. Their ‘Well’ blog features opinions

In today’s New York Times, reporter Motoko Rich writes about a new book, “The Horse Boy,” that chronicles a father’s trip to Mongolia to ride horses and visit shamans as part of an effort to heal his son’s autism. Ms. Rich asked several top autism experts whether the book offers important insights or false hope for families coping with autism. Here’s what they said:

NY Times

Commentary from some big names, including Cambridge’s very own Simon Baron-Cohen, and many other clinicians/scientists/advocates with varied but balanced opinions. Top notch.

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