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is the beginning,

not the end,

of wisdom.

George Isles

Skeptics are

never deceived.

French Proverb

It’s good to be a skeptic—to doubt and question. A skeptic ponders “why, who says, how do you know, what does that mean, where is it written” and more. A skeptic doesn’t spontaneously trust; a skeptic doesn’t automatically revere those “in authority.” A skeptic wonders.

There’s value in skepticism, especially for folks involved in disability issues: people with disabilities, family members, service providers, educators, and others. We frequently believe (and behave) as if (1) a disability diagnosis tells us something very important about a person, and/or (2) that some regulation, policy, or method of doing things is the end-all-and-be-all—“This is The Way and the Only Way.”

There can be serious consequences to accepting everything—or most everything—we’re told. The lives of individuals with disabilities and their family members are often ruled by—and can be ruined by​ . . . Click here to continue.

The Value of Being a Skeptic