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signandsmile Wed 14-Sep-11 18:40:49

Hi all, for those who don't know me my ds is nearly 5, with ASD and mild to mod LD. (in MS school with full time TA).

I am doing the onlineinset ASD course, (for useful info and to know what they school staff are being taught, wink) and one of the bits talks about discussions around ASD versus ASC (disorder versus condition).

One of the other people at the session asked me what parents felt, I could only answer for me, but said I would ask all of you what you thought..

The course was talking about people finding 'disorder' prejudicial, I don't have strong feelings either way as I think the prejudice comes in at the point of A (when people hear Autism) rather than whether or not it is C or D (condition or disorder.)

What do you think ?

PipinJo Wed 14-Sep-11 18:45:52

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StarlightMcKenzie Wed 14-Sep-11 18:55:44

I prefer condition to disorder, - somehow condition just sounds worse.

I don't like either really.

I say ASD. I like ASD. I would prefer Autistic Spectrum Disability.

StarlightMcKenzie Wed 14-Sep-11 18:56:31

Sorry, meant I prefer disorder to condition but hate them both.

PipinJo Wed 14-Sep-11 19:03:37

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coff33pot Wed 14-Sep-11 19:07:52

I prefer condition as it sounds softer to me as in a segment. ie a portion of my son has a small portion of an AS condition. Disorder sounds final.

Dont know if that makes sense lol

PipinJo Wed 14-Sep-11 19:22:58

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