I was at a Halloween party last week, mingling with the women faction.
A mother was discussing her suspicion that her teenage son has autism spectrum disorder.
“My relative, who is a school counselor, told me to avoid a diagnosis.”
The school counselor’s opinion is simple—if he is not diagnosed, he will not be limited in life.
It really got me thinking.
How true is that statement?
There are, generally speaking, two camps—one that believes a diagnosis will drive treatment and overall wellness, and another that believes that a diagnosis hinders opportunity.