Saturday, September 26, 2009

Autism Redefined

The Neurodiversity people have been very successful at redefining the word Autism. The word now means "exceptional intelligence." If an autistic child suffers any deficit at all, it's a "comorbid" condition.

Tony Tamer, British Columbia Autism Advocate




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3 comments:

Penny said...

I am interested in better defining autism and defining what autism is NOT, so that we can establish a vocabulary that brings all the "camps" to a common framework.

Defining autism as simply, "exceptional intelligence" misses the mark, IMHO.

I blogged about this topic in April.

http://notnewtoautism.blogspot.com/2009/04/we-are-on-same-side.html

Penny

farmwifetwo said...

Have true.... ::sigh::

They'd love it if those with true Autistic Disorder were labelled Mentally Retarded so they were off the spectrum.

jonathan said...

Amen to that!