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.

23 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing this. I had not really thought about it like this before.

    I always enjoy looking at his painting on my office wall. It's inspiring.

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  2. Arthur is surely blessed to have a fierce mum like you on his side. Yes, many people identify folks who have autism as the condition and not as a person who has a condition that is just a part of his whole personality and being. Good for you for spreading the word. Hugs!

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  3. Yes...absolutely! Arthur is not defined by his condition. He is an individual just like everyone else who just happens to have autism.

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  4. Hi Chris
    Thanks for your comment and I am glad that I could share some of my views on Autism.

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  5. Hi Sheila
    Thanks for your comment, love your blog, Arthur is happy you left a comment.

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  6. Hi ##
    I am glad you like it. Thanks for your comment

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  7. Hi Michelle
    Thanks for your comment, I am glad you have a good definition for Autism.

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  8. When everything is coming your way, you are in the wrong lane.............................................

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    Thanks for checking my blog, Arthur is really happy you are checking his blog.

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  11. Estou muito feliz por encontrar vocês!!
    O trabalho do seu filho é lindo!
    Abraço!

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  13. Grace
    Gracias por tu comentario. Arthur esta feliz.

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  14. Bennies
    Thanks for checking Arthur's art.

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  16. Thanks for explaining your life and thoughts on your son having Autism. We have two children in our extended family who have Aspergers Syndrome. We love them very much.

    You are such a caring mom and I am sure that both of your lives are enriched by your love.

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