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Autism news: Who Not to Believe
July 03, 2019

If I had one thing to share with other parents of children with autism, it would be, “Question whatever you hear. And do your own research.”

What do I mean by that?

The internet is a wonderful tool for parents like us who are looking for answers for our kids.

But as nice as it is to be able to look up whatever we want to learn on the internet, I often see advice that is questionable at best and tragic at worst.

In reality, a lot of misinformation is published on the web. And a lot of people putting forth advice are motivated by their own agenda, not by genuine concern for our kids on the spectrum.

Other times information may start out as true, and later become twisted and changed as the story spreads from person to person.

All too often, I see people following the proverbial Pied Piper without doing their own research into the matter.

Unfortunately, some of these “Pied Pipers” are motivated by ego or by money, or both. Or sometimes they may simply be misinformed.

So who do we believe?

I would recommend not believing anyone until you’ve done your OWN research into the matter. And if you’re a praying person, ask God for wisdom.

The wellbeing of our children is far too important to believe what we’re hearing without testing it.

I’m not saying never to trust anyone. I don’t think it’s wise to go to either extreme.

But as someone once said, “Don’t trust everything you see. Even salt looks like sugar.”

Warm Regards,

Kay Donato

Discover Autism Help, LLC

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