is changing Autism acceptable?

Last week in the post, Are Autism Behaviors Annoying, I mentioned a conversation which took place between me and a family member about Autism. You can read that post to see where this relative, Joan, was coming from. Joan continued from the “…annoying,” comment to telling me about an acquaintance they recently ran into. This…

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why my child is “differently abled” not “disabled”

  After my son was diagnosed with Autism, I began reading articles, blogs, Facebook statuses, and Tweets written by Autism parents. I noticed some parents don’t have a problem with the word “disabled” and some don’t use it. I didn’t have a problem with the word in the beginning of my journey with my sons…

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