Traverse City Record-Eagle


September 6, 2013

Parents of autistic children offer perspective


“You’re asking a loud, even screaming child, with a sensory disorder to sit in a car for several hours, and then sit for another three to eight hours of testing, and then drive back?” she said.

Hentschel said the University of Michigan can’t give her an appointment until 2015.

Christie Minervini, who does not have an autistic child but has followed Kelli Stapleton’s blog, believes the “system is messed up.” The government will spend tens of thousands of dollars to imprison Stapleton rather than a fraction of that to help Issy, she said.

“I hope they both recover fully,” she said.



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