“OVERCOMING AUTISM”

I just read an article titled, “Penny Hardaway praises son Jaden as ‘walking miracle’ for overcoming Autism”. I definitely have an opinion on this headline, but I’m gonna get to my thoughts on that later. The article does not explicitly say how Jaden “overcame” Autism, so I think this might be a fluke or a grab for attention. Autism is lifelong. You cannot “catch” or contract it. Nor can you cure it. Sure, you can alleviate some of the symptoms with medications and therapies, but as for “overcoming” Autism? I do not think that is possible. I think it is just a case of Autism manifesting it less than other people these people know. I know that Autism is not a straightforward diagnosis. There is a reason it’s called the Autism Spectrum! No two people on the Spectrum are going to act exactly alike. That’s the beauty of Autism. And maybe the beauty of humanity in general. No two people are alike. So I think you can possibly detract some symptoms, but not overcome it outright. What do you think of this? I attached a link to the article so you can read it for yourselves. Thanks for reading!

-Tom

Penny Hardaway praises son Jayden as ‘walking miracle’ for overcoming autism

Author: AuTom Spectrum Blog

I have Autism and am a self-advocate and public speaker. On the side I do stand-up comedy. I live in Baltimore County and have an AMAZING girlfriend

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