Me: *discussing PDD-NOS with my mother before the visit that determined that her oldest son has autism, as that was something that was being considered prior to*
Someone overhearing us who had their child there for an appointment as well: Why don’t you just let them diagnose him as autistic? You’ll get more benefits from the government if you do, and it’s practically the same anyways…
Me: *chooses not to dignify that with a response*
The tone that the woman took when she said “let them diagnose him as autistic” suggested that she wanted me to fudge the information that I gave to the child psychologist to get his diagnosis… bumped over to autism.
It saddens me that people do this.
Submitted by: isomer