The news story "Study links autism, smog" [Nov. 27] is most important. It is estimated that one in 88 children born in the United States has autism, and there is a significant population of people with some form of autism on Long Island.
Effective resources must be provided. Research and experience have shown that with special education and training, autistic people can make strides toward mainstreaming and leading relatively normal lives.
Donald Barrick, Garden City
Editor's note: The writer is the vice chairman of Life's WORC.