Embrace the label

Embrace the label, by Leia Prime (Respectfully Connected blog).  Initially concerned about labelling her son, she sought the advice of Autistic adults.  They overwhelmingly responded that they were pleased they had been given the word autism as children, or they wished they had.  They also said that the label may mean that teachers and friends are more aware of any bullying (which occurs due to differences, not diagnosis) and might take action sooner; and the label would help the child gain self-understanding.

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