Originally Posted by SethElijah
So many kids you would never guess are being diagnosed now. I kind of wonder if it isn't overdiagnosed.
That's a good point. Since it's a spectrum, the mild end shades gradually into "normal." Indeed, there seems to be a link between autism and engineering, and without engineers, society would collapse. So where should the line between "normal" and "disorder" be drawn?
Personally, I find the negative language of "disorder" less helpful than the positive language of "what is the best way to educate this particular child?".