I have been reading some blogs about autism today. All of the blogs were interesting and informative with good ideas. But my biggest pet peeve is someone saying "the autistic kid" - come on, are you seriously going to use that label???? I have a child with autism and he is just that - a child with autism. Not the autistic child.
For those of you reading this and not understanding what the differences is - here are a couple examples:
1. the diabetes kid or a child with diabetes
2. the cancer kid or a child with cancer
3. the heart problem kid or a child with a heart problem
Now do you see what I am trying to say?
The health, mental, social, physical challenges/problems with children should not be the definition of a child. When I think of Adam - there are hundreds of characteristics that come to mind before autism. And I hope all of the people in his life feel the same way about him.
Well this ends my little soap box rant. I'm off to put Legos together with ADAM.