29 Jul '11, 5pm

Investigation of Controversial Autism Doctor Grows | Care2 Causes

Investigation of Controversial Autism Doctor Grows | Care2 Causes

It was ten years ago that my now 14-year-old son Charlie was diagnosed with autism. While we received information from the child development center in Minneapolis that diagnosed him and from the St. Paul Public School District about treatments and therapies, we also — as does every parent I’ve met — struck out on our own to find ways to help our little guy. My husband Jim brought home stacks of books from what used to be The Hungry Mind bookstore on Grand Avenue in St. Paul and the libraries of two local colleges and we started reading everything we could find on the internet. We quickly found lots of information — almost too much — about alternative, experimental therapies (special diets, nutritional supplements, dolphins , prism lenses). While we often found plenty of anecdotal reports, often from parents, about the wonders of some therapy or other, evidence-based scient...

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