1. cbspira
    December 23, 2019 @ 10:07 am

    This. Totally this.

    I have 2 kids with an ASD “label.”

    It fits one child more comfortably than the other but for now it is what we can work with.

    The “label” is just the identifier that helps understand the child’s reality – it doesn’t invent or excuse or dismiss. It helps give a framework within which to explore and grow – to understand and be understood.

    Taking away the label will not take away the basis for the diagnosis.


  2. Claudia Huffman
    December 23, 2019 @ 5:24 pm

    I enjoyed my time with him a few weeks ago and there was a lot of smiling going on then!


  3. Molly
    December 23, 2019 @ 11:14 pm

    Carrie, I love this. I have started a small business of selling my knit hats called “no label” and it cane to me because one of my first customers said, “I don’t really care about labels” when I told her I hadn’t established a label yet. I wrote that labels serve a valuable purpose in our boys’ lives but, in the case of my small business, there need not be a label. Labels have come in handy for explaining and raising awareness and acceptance. “No Label Knits” is my way of taking a break from labels while, ironically, having my two boys with autism help launch our business. Whew! Long winded. Merry Christmas to your beautiful family.


  4. Marie L Griffin
    December 24, 2019 @ 6:56 am

    Your writing is magical.


  5. Damaris Fernandez
    December 26, 2019 @ 3:40 pm

    Your writing moves me so much. Thank you for sharing your perspective and your life.


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