medical ID Bracelets-to write Asperger's Syndrome or autism?

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04 May 2015, 10:02 pm

I have one for epilepsy and it Asperger's Syndrome on it. But I need a new one, especially since I have Fibromyalgia and need to add that.

I know they've done a bunch of name changing int he DSM book (what edition is it anyway 5?) so should I have Austim or Asperger's Syndrome engraved on it?

I know the choice is really mine but I would like some advice and comments from you even though I haven't been here for a long time. Not a good choice-I should have been, I know. :cry:



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04 May 2015, 10:40 pm

I got one recently and put "autism" on it, partly because it's shorter character-wise than Asperger's, and partly because it's more universally well known than AS. The distinction between autism and AS is essentially just functioning level semantics, and when you're in the middle of a meltdown, shutdown, or have gone nonverbal, the semantics don't really matter, you just need to convey your message quickly and efficiently, and I personally think that the word "autism" would do that more effectively than "Asperger's".


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31 May 2016, 7:00 am

Hi! I'm using one for a time. But I also use medical alert system that I found on reviewsbee, and it is very good. Check the site, because they offer you a user's review, scores, experience etc and it is very helpful.



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31 May 2016, 7:19 am

Mine says Autism, as I never use aspergers or aspie or any of those terms, it always sounded silly and seemed divisive, mincing about between differing "levels" of autism. I agree with the above - people are going to be more aware of what effects autism can have than aspergers.


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31 May 2016, 9:26 am

I would go with "Autism".
It's shorter, more well-known and it also is the current official term anyway



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31 May 2016, 9:36 am

I don't need a medical ID bracelet saying I'm autistic or have Asperger's. I've gotten along this far without one, and anyway most people be will be all like, "you're not autistic because blah blah blah" while not having a clue about Asperger's and how it's like having "a dash of autism".



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31 May 2016, 9:39 am

I would put autism as it's a more well-known word.


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31 May 2016, 10:46 am

I also lean toward autism but keep in mind that some people are going to see that and think stupid things. I think that's preferable to seeing Asperger's and wondering what it is.

I say that because I sometimes tell people what I research and they don't know what autism is and ask me ridiculously offensive questions.



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01 Jun 2016, 3:03 am

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I say that because I sometimes tell people what I research and they don't know what autism is and ask me ridiculously offensive questions

Such as? I know people used to tell me that being autistic meant you were retarded, and would spend your life on the "short bus" if anyone ever found out, and would never be able to have a real job or get into university and so on.


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01 Jun 2016, 5:11 am

My alert tag says Autism.


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02 Jun 2016, 4:45 pm

My medical ID bracelet says "Autism", but also "Epilepsy" because I have seizures.

Whatever word you choose is your decision alone.


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17 Nov 2016, 6:58 pm

Mine one has the word "autism". I had many ordeals because of misdiagnosis. I better wear one.



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17 Nov 2016, 8:18 pm

Mine has three lines inscribed on it.
1. My name
2. Autism, Bipolar
3. Where I get treatment

The bracelet is necessary in my case because my behaviour is very unpredictable and the police could misconstrue a psychotic period or meltdown as an occasion to put a bullet in my head.



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17 Nov 2016, 9:01 pm

After some extensive research about this idea, I believe that the nonprofit organization Crisis Intervention Team Inc. (CIT Inc.) of Albuquerque, N.M., ( http://www.gocit.org/care-cards.html ) does a great job in creating an Alert/ID card that relies on specific tailored information for each person ... for just $10.00!

For such an affordable price, it might just be a good idea to have one, just in case.


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18 Nov 2016, 12:42 pm

right now you can get a medical id bracelet from this site for free if your getting it for someone autistic:
https://www.medicalert.org/autism


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