Denis Leary On Autism: A Complete Idiot

Denis Leary has a new book coming out called “Why We Suck: A Feel-Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid”. In the book, he calls Autism a JOKE. What a freaking publicity grab, and a shameful one as well. US Magazine is quoting Leary as saying:

“There is a huge boom in autism right now because inattentive mothers and competitive dads want an explanation for why their dumb-ass kids can’t compete academically, so they throw money into the happy laps of shrinks . . . to get back diagnoses that help explain away the deficiencies of their junior morons. I don’t give a [bleep] what these crackerjack whack jobs tell you – yer kid is NOT autistic. He’s just stupid. Or lazy. Or both.”

The Autism Society of America has fired back: “For Mr. Leary to suggest that families or doctors conspire to falsely diagnose autism is ridiculous . . . [His] remarks reflect the same misconceptions of autism being caused by bad or unemotional parenting that were held over 50 years ago.”

Snarkista and Snarkista Jr. have worked with autistic kids for many, many years…and have watched the explosion of the disorder up close and personal. Their parents are FAR from inattentive, they are trying everything they can to help their kids, and as a result are usually exhausted. Many times these kids have perfectly normal, well adjusted siblings…which is pretty amazing considering the incredible stress the parents have. So your “bad parenting” theory, Denis, is insane.

Ever try to find a babysitter for an autistic kid? GOOD LUCK. The reason many of these kids can’t compete in school is because they are DISABLED. They may not speak. They may be frightened by normal objects or situations. They may take off and run for hours if they are upset. They may sit in a corner with their hands over their ears because of extreme sound sensitivity. They may have extreme food allergies and not be able to digest like normal kids. These kids cannot process the stimuli around them…it all comes at them at one time. They can’t compartmentalize it like we can, and it results in complete sensory overload.

Obviously Denis has never been around an autistic child. He and Michael Savage need to STFU and walk a mile in the shoes of family dealing with autism. What a crappy way to try to sell a book. Boycott it. Maybe it will teach this clown a lesson.

4 thoughts on “Denis Leary On Autism: A Complete Idiot”

  1. You are a bunch of idiots. Why don’t you try reading what Denis wrote instead of relying on another bad journalist to tell you.

    He said that people who look for a low-level diagnosis of autism in their kids (WHO ARE NOT REALLY AUTISTIC BUT BADLY PARENTED) are jokes. You honestly don’t realize that there are so many parents out there who think, “hey my kid’s a screw up” and instead of smackin the kid on the a## and telling them to straighten up, they look for a reason why their kid can’t. Believe me, MOST parents know when it’s autism and when it’s not (I have 2 autistic nephews – we knew before they hit pre-school age). Denis says “can’t compete academically” which means they are in school and not doing what they are supposed to. The fact that some parents are too lazy to accept their role as parent has led to the BS ADD and ADHD diagnosies (given out mostly to boys), because they aren’t able to act the way their namby-pamby teachers who don’t know discipline from doorknobs can’t get Johnny to sit still. So they give him some Ritalin. Denis doesn’t want the kids who truly are autistic to suffer and lose funding when non-attentive aholes start getting Johnny mis-diagnosed.

    Next time, try doing some research.

  2. Whoever “Stephanie” is who made the first comment: You are a total idiot. Read the Denis Leary book. I have a son with Asperger’s and the stuff he says in the book is hurtful garbage. Stop defending the meathead.

    Denis Leary is a total knucklehead. NEVER BUY THAT PIECE OF CRAP BOOK.

  3. I was born in 1961. Why is it I do not remember any “Autistic” kids in my 20 some years of school. Ridlin was rampant for rotten kids in my day, next came ADD, all seudonyms for brats. Face it kids today do not leave there rooms, no way to expel energy, so medicate them

  4. I don’t know what Denis meant. My husband stuck up for him and said he didn’t meant it like that. All I know is I have a cousin who has amazing parents and he is autistic and it is very sad. He is 14 now with hormones raging and is getting stronger. He had to wear hockey equiptment so he wouldn’t hurt himself while beating himself up. He is a wonderful loving child who suffers. If Denis didn’t mean what he said, he should make darn sure he corrects this. Just awful!!

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