Originally Posted by dreama
I don't think I was. I think that my parents just got me in the special school because I also had an underactive thyroid, petit mal epilepsy and mild deafness. I AM now diagnosed with asperger syndrome since the criterior changed but that didn't happen till after I grew up. I wouldn't have been diagnosed with Kanner type autism because I didn't suffer from it but at the time there was something wrong for me to have been moved to a special school but it was not something that was well understood. My parents had to fight a lot of battles on my behalf.
Exactly. You could not have been diagnosed with something for which there was no criteria nor diagnosis. That is the whole point.