I do not have a child with autism, and at first, my thought was much the same as many others…. Why does it matter if you say, “autistic student”? Avengers autism my super power shirt but one way makes the student feel like a student first and the other way makes them feel like the label first. What way would you want your child to feel?
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not sure where you live but in Ontario, Canada we don’t say autistic students. They are a student first, then autistic. I can actually get reprimanded for referring to a student “autistic student”. Every place in the world might be different but in Canada we see the person first. Avengers autism my super power shirt However, I believe that many might understand why it is important to change the description if they could see other diagnosis names changed. For instance, parents who have children with cancer would not want their children described as, “cancerous students” as opposed to, “students with cancer”. Some may say it’s absurd to compare the 2. I don’t think so, because they are both diagnosis’s that are given to people.
My Autisic 18 said something very similar when she was 14 yrs. she is not sick or broken and in need of a cure. Additionally, so you find out your developing baby may have Autism. Are you going to terminate its life because yours will be tougher. Bad road to go down, when we start playing creator and master. Being told that your baby may develop autism, or any other malady, allows the parents to plan and to seek resources for their child early. The earlier autism is diagnosed and treated, the better the outcome. If you need therapy or medical treatment to function normally in society, then something is wrong. It doesn’t mean they are a bad person. Everybody needs medical treatment at some point. Only if she never needed therapy, then there was never anything wrong with her.