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Using the word "disability"?

Our 2.5yr old was recently diagnosed with Autism. I'm having a difficult time saying its a "disability". A lot of what I've read says early intervention is great & many people live to have completely NORMAL lives. I dont want to call it a disability or gifted. I dont want our 4yr old to feel less than or not equal. I thought maybe "super power", but my 4yr loves his super heros...is that a bad idea!? I dont know.
I'm trying to find ways to explain this to our 4yr in ways that he will understand. Also have to tell people. Family & friends. What does your family call it? How did your family share the news, how did you explain to the sibling(s)??? any details or advice would be greatly appreciated. =)
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replied April 19th, 2018
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I wouldn't call it a disability for sure. Such children are special. They may think they are full enough as a personality and there is no need to have other interactions with someone who's not that comfortable or needed for them
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replied May 14th, 2018
I think it is not a disability, people make a word but it doesn't mean it. people who are having the ability are not so active for there work they are facing disability not those who are active with there work without the ability.
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