I’ve received email upon email, direct message upon direct message, letter upon letter from companies telling me that they know the definite cure to my sons Autism!
Fantastic!! However don’t you think that if there was an absolute cure for ASD it would be wider known about, Doctors would be shouting about it from the rooftops and there would be a much smaller community of people who’re looking for support and advice?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying if you find something that might work to benefit your child don’t use it, or suggest it to others to try out. What I am saying is be careful that you’re not being exploited by a company that can promise the world but just offer you the advice that the specialists that your child is working with could give you for free.
Not long ago on one of the community channels on Sky TV I came across a program that was giving out fantastic idea’s, tips and tricks to try with Theo, a lot of the episode that I watched fitted in with a lot of the things that Theo was needing support with at the time however they’d get to the end of the report and then stop talking about the suggestions – Their main suggestion was signing up to get the full information on the website – which was £30 per year. Eh ehhhhh – you can keep your website – I’ll just google search the answers after watching the show and source them else where – FOR NOTHING!!
If you find a brand that you think might be suited to you, make sure that you take the following into consideration first …
- Check on forums for people who have used it before – get their thoughts and experiences!
- Search around online as many companies work under numerous names and different fee’s!
- Speak to your specialists – they may be able to help you without you having to put your hands in your pockets!
If you do find something that works – share it! On forums, blog about it, post up reviews and link to them (there is far too many reviews on service providers websites that have been written by themselves!). Your input could help other people!