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, March 31, 2012

1 in 88: On Diagnosis "Creep"

The New Autism Reality, by Ann Bauer:
If one in 88 among us is this way, it makes autism seem a little less terrifying and abyss-like and a little more like something that just happens in life. 
Today, when people ask about my children, I tell them my oldest has autism and the vast majority nod without horror. They act like I said he has Crohn’s disease or some other lifelong but manageable condition. They ask if he’s going to college, if he’s married, what he does for a living. With the “creep” of this diagnosis has come a welcome acceptance. My son, like a lot of people, is struggling with something difficult. But he’s doing so valiantly, and it doesn’t define him.

2 comments:

Anthony Frost said...

I agree with that.





cerebral palsy & birth injuries

Kate Dunkin said...

This was a great read Laura! I came across your blog while I was reading articles on birth injuries because I keep hearing how they happen more than people realize. I'm happy I did because this was a very informative and interesting post. Thank you for sharing this with us!