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View Diary: My 5th Annual World Autism Awareness Day Diary - Social Isolation and Making the Best of Things (77 comments)

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    coquiero

    is a label I've never seen before. My son is on the spectrum, and his diagnosis is complex and challenging. Originally thought to be a classic case of Aspergers, he is now placed in the high functioning area of the autism spectrum. Efforts to paint these special individuals with a broad brush and give them simplistic labels is an exercise in futility. I sincerely wish you the best in what will surely be a challenging few years while your daughter endures the added stress of puberty! My daughter is not on the spectrum, and having to deal with what a friend calls "a hormonicidal maniac" was plenty difficult :)

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