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“Paradoxically liberating.” That’s how Phil Schwarz of Framingham, Massachusetts described his diagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome. I just read about his story, entitled “Gifted? Autistic? Or Just Quirky?” in the Washington Post with a dropped jaw because I related to so much of it. In the process of finding the right label for Phil’s speech-delayed son, Jeremy (who was eventually diagnosed with high-functioning autism), Dad tried a label on himself, and it fit!
Click here to read the entire Washington Post article about the effects of labeling children (and adults) today.

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