Incomin' Asteroids!

How can we effectively treat autism if we are swamped with misdiagnosed autistic cases shown to us by an ill-informed media? How many journalists have actually researched what real autism is? And compared that to what they are being told is autism? Yes, there is a spectrum, but there is a radical difference between autism and other things that can look like autism. Example, back in 1990’s, when my son was first presenting as autistic, my son was tested for everything under the sun before an official diagnosis of autism. Everything that could look like autism was ruled OUT before autism label permanently applied. Seems this isn’t the case these days.

Now, we find professionals so ignorant as to what real autism really is, they just slap the label on every kid that stacks blocks, flaps his hands a few times or averts an occasional gaze. More and more children with Nonautistic motor stereotypies, ADHD, OCD and Rett’s Syndrome are commonly misdiagnosed as autistic. this is NOT helping people on the autistic spectrum and CONFUSES autism research. No wonder autism experts aren’t sure, don’t know and are forever baffled.