Why It Is Important To Change The Narrative Around Autism

by V R Ferose  Apr 02, 2018

I have often been asked, “does changing a word change the narrative?”And my answer is always a big “yes”. There is evidence to show that words “stick” in our minds and cause unintended actions. The words we attach to our experience become our experience. Words have a biochemical effect on our bodies. The minute you use a word like “devastated” you’re going to produce a very different biochemical effect than if you say, “I’m a bit disappointed”. Sometimes the simple replacement of the word we use in our own vocabulary, can break a pattern in ourselves. It can be as simple as saying you’re “mistaken” versus you’re “wrong”.

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