About this blog.

My son was diagnosed with PDD-NOS at 24 months. I created this blog to bring meaning to the often-confusing label. Sometimes I have answers. Other times, just more questions.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Neurodiversity Bubbles Up in the Mommyblogosphere

Via AutismVox:

Babble, the ubiquitous mommyblog, delves into the mild side of autism. "My autistic son doesn't need to be fixed," writes Kerry Cohen.

My thoughts exactly when I met with a representative from an agency that specializes in ABA. "My son is on the mild side," I informed her. "Why wouldn't I start with a therapy like Floortime?" I asked. "Because ABA will normalize your son," she responded knowingly. And that's when I started to run in the opposite direction. The literature she left behind was peppered with similar promises to "normalize" my son.

1 comment:

Judith said...

Follow your heart Laura. You know ...

Love,

ju