Wednesday, November 21, 2007

For the record:

I do not "have autism".

I am autistic.

I do not have an illness of any kind (though diabetes may come soon, but that's another story), so please do not say that I have autism.

5 comments:

Fore Sam said...

You have autism. It autism was not a debilitating condition, there would be no reason to give it a name. Actually, you probably have Asperger's.

Beau McClelland said...

1. LOL.
2. I don't have Asperger syndrome, as I had a delay in language development and needed speech therapy for 5 years.

Anonymous said...

You make me SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO very happy Beau!!!!!! I am a mother to a 3 (almost 4) year old boy dx / PDD NOS. If he turns out even HALF as great as you - I will be THRILLED! You give me HOPE! Which is what I desperately need right now. Thank you!

Beau McClelland said...

I'm happy that I make you happy :)

geosaru said...

I agree. I am autistic; I don't have autism. I wrote a post about it.