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Diagnosis

March 13, 2007

Amanda has written a hilarious and thought provoking story (and I’m assuming grounded in the things she herself has experienced) about the finicky nature of diagnosing autism.

The following is a story I wrote based on an explanation I gave to someone who wanted an easy-to-visualize metaphor of how strange and arbitrary the designation of things like “kinds of autism” and “severity” and stuff are when performed by the average diagnostician/etc. It’s also relevant to my last post about assumptions.

A Tale of Three Experts

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