Amen to this 👏🏼👏🏼❤️
Autism – Don’t Fear the Label
“People are too complicated to have simple labels”
So many parents fear going for an official diagnosis for their child if they are potentially on the spectrum because they either ‘fear the label’ or are not prepared to ‘accept the ‘label’ emotionally.
In 2008 l was officially ‘labelled’ by a member of the private medical profession as an Aspergian who had Asperger’s Syndrome. Did l mean to say labelled there or should l have used the word ‘diagnosed?’ Who knows l guess, each to their own interpretation and translation of what actually occurred. I had been recognised by friends as being on the Spectrum the previous year.
Throughout all my life till that ‘diagnosis’ l had received an assortment of labels some quite derogatory awarded to me by not just friends, but by the medical profession, work colleagues, associates, societal thinking and…
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