LeftBrain/RightBrain blogger and ASF IMFAR 2011 travel grant recipient Matt Carey writes about the need for post-mortem brain and tissue from individuals with autism:
Thinking about death is just no fun. Plain and simple. It isn’t fun to plan ahead for a future where you or a loved one is no longer here. Many of us avoid planning for death because it is so hard to think about. But we should face those fears. Depending on your circumstances, you may either be a person being supported, or you may be supporting others. Obviously, some form of financial planning is key, especially within the disability community. Shannon Rosa discussed this topic at The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism.
When Eric Courchesne spoke at IMFAR, he started out by noting how there are very, very few sources of postmortem brain tissue. There are really only a few dozen.
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