…to DX or not to DX, that is the question!
~ For those unfamiliar with DX, it means diagnosis ~
Ask the question or make the statement. Autism DX empowers others to determine how we perceive, think, view the world and interact with the world around us. (World: meaning people, environments, activities etc… = social, educational, recreational, environmental and personal).
Autism or with autism gives powers to others. Many people wish to believe their reality of autism as a disease, a disorder or even a phenomena. Which leads to the real question: What is autism, ‘ism’….? A word, a label, a value determined by others?
Autism DX implies that you have autism, and to know you have autism requires a DX by others. What is the purpose of an Autism DX? When many who have been identified in their thirties, forties, fifties and sixties went through regular formative developmental years…. So, what is an Autism DX? That is the question.
How many people are in the world who have the Autism DX and live a life in their adulthood using, feeling, thinking and breathing or communicating the word human being – and who, feel very ‘connected’ to the Autistic Community, and confident being who they are. So, what is the difference?
Leonora Gregory-Collura, ©November 16, 2014-all rights reserved ~ Co-founder of the ANCA® Trademarked organizations and president of the International Naturally Autistic® People Awards and the, ANCA® World Autism Festival™, publisher for Naturally Autistic® magazine