anyone heard about this ASD to be changed to ASC???

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lisad123wantsherquoteinDM Fri 19-Mar-10 18:12:26

I was on a training course yesterday and one of the ladies there was one of those "Im a teacher I know everything types" hmm. She corrected the trainer when she said ASD and said "no its not ASD anymore, the parents kicked off so much about it being callled a disorder, they got it changed to condition"!! Now i have heard nothing about this, and questioned it but got told i was wrong. Anyone else know anything about this?

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hocuspontas Fri 19-Mar-10 18:15:23

I heard it on here last year. Someone said it was Cambridge academics who had ASD who objected to the term and coined ASC. I have called it ASC ever since! Hope I didn't dream it!

PipinJo Fri 19-Mar-10 18:19:46

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Pixel Fri 19-Mar-10 18:42:57

No one said anything to me about it, but I did notice sometime last year that ds was no longer in the ASD unit at school but the ASC unit. I don't know how long it was like that before I noticed!

vjg13 Fri 19-Mar-10 18:57:49

I think it's been around in education for a couple of years, I heard it from a teacher about 2 years ago. I don't think it's a medical term.

ouryve Fri 19-Mar-10 21:00:29

Might be better if the C stood for chaos.

StarlightMcKenzie Fri 19-Mar-10 21:03:34

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flyingmum Sat 20-Mar-10 12:34:25

Condition is now the done thing. Disorder sounded too negative and people with autism objected to being portrayed in that light. Therefore now it is ASC. However, I keep saying ASD because it is embedded in my brain and have to keep correcting myself. I do prefer 'condition' It's a something that you have that is part of you and therefore should be accepted by others and yourself rather than something about you that is wrong or out of order and thus needs to be corrected.

Does that make sense????? I think I've confused myself grin

cornsilk Sat 20-Mar-10 12:44:13

The tutor who leads the course I'm doing insists that we all use ASC.

PipinJo Sat 20-Mar-10 13:23:25

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genieinabottle Sat 20-Mar-10 15:55:54

I had noticed on a thread a few weeks back, a MNetter wrote ASC instead of ASD on several occasions.
Received yesterday report from autism team about our last appointment, they still used Autistic Spectrum Disorder. It might take a while for all agencies to use ASC instead.

MaryBS Sat 20-Mar-10 21:24:02

I have to admit I prefer ASC, as an Aspie myself.

Davros Sun 21-Mar-10 11:03:55

I think its PC twaddle but heigh ho, if that's what people want! Mind you, I think its worth being wary of the fact that "people with autism objected" as those are the very vocal group that are able to object, no-one has asked my DS or others like him what they prefer!

KirstyW73 Wed 15-May-19 13:21:20

The term ASC is preferred to the term ASD, in recognition that the term 'disorder' is often felt to be stigmatising and pejorative, whilst the term 'condition' indicates this is a biomedical issue severe enough to warrant a diagnosis; but the term 'condition' recognises both the disabling aspects of autism (social-communication disability) as well as the aspects of autism that are simply different (nicely captured by the term 'neurodiversity').

Mum to 2 ASC daughters and wife to an ASC husband.

crophopper Wed 15-May-19 16:49:27

This thread is nine years old but I went on an introduction to autism course run by a specialist nursery and apparently AS'D' is now considered outdated. Although the paperwork from the Paediatrician who diagnosed my three year old last year still used the term ASD.

ruralliving19 Mon 01-Jul-19 14:18:30

It's not new, we were using it 10 years ago. According to the autistic people I know, autistic people mainly prefer just to be called 'autistic'.

ruralliving19 Mon 01-Jul-19 14:19:09

Just realised this was 10 years old! blush

Absoluteunit Fri 05-Jul-19 17:02:05

I understand that ASC is the preferred name. My daughter was diagnosed 3 weeks ago however and the letter says ASD

EggysMom Sun 07-Jul-19 10:35:00

My son has Autism and is a Autistic.
But when it is quicker to use abbreviations (such as typing here on Mumsnet) he has ASD. I'm pretty sure that, whilst both terms are in use, people will understand my post.

x2boys Fri 19-Jul-19 18:45:40

Apparently asd is still used as a diagnosis , but asc is preferred as it ,s seen by some as less disabling this was the explanation I was given ( my son is very disabled by his autism but hey ho) but whatever terms we use will become out dated at some point

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