“ease the burden of people and families living with autism”
Bringing this back again.
This is incredible. Thank you for posting this. This **** near made me cry
As someone with an autism spectrum disorder, this disgusts me so much I just want to throw up.
This needs to stop.
I have autism and I can sure tell you that it is NOT a disease so do NOT consider me as “ill” just because I have autism.
obviously this is not meant for people like you, who /can/ live comfortably on their own and such, this is for people with autism at the very low end of the functional end of the autism spectrum.
Here’s how to leave an autistic out of a conversation on autism: if they appear to be “high functioning” (which may or may not be accurate) you say that this message is not for them, so obviously they should stay out of the discussion. If they appear to be LOW functioning (there are plenty of non-verbal autistics who write elloquently on the internet) then they are told they are too low functioning to know what is best for them. Catch-22. No autistic is allowed in a discussion about autism, and when autistics say something is harmful, then they are quickly silenced and pushed out of the way in favor of parents who whine that living with an autistic family member is SOooOOoo difficult. Even though they have to live with ONE autistic family member and an autistic person needs to live with a million Neurotypical people who constantly demand things they cannot give and do not try to communicate with them in the way that they need. Meanwhile, “high functioning” autistics have more in common with ”low functioning autistics”: than they do neurotypical people.