Thursday, March 25, 2010

I am not Autistic, I have Autism

A difference between Autism and Autistic. After many years dealing with my son and his condition of Autism, I have come to a conclusion between these two words. I have always refused the idea to describe my son as Autistic, giving me many hours at night dealing with it, I will try to explain as simple as I can the difference between them with my own point of view.

My son Arthur is not Autistic, because he does not have a disease, like Pneumonia. He has Autism, a disorder affecting his language, communication, social interaction, behavior and cognitive aspects of his life.

He is not a disease, his condition is affecting him the way he relates to others. He is different, unique and the love of my life. I felt this morning the need to write about my feelings and explain to others a little bit about my life and the way Autism has touch my soul.