Something different today. I may have mentioned in passing that I do battle with mental health issues, including occasional but regular extreme mood swings and bouts of depression. Today is a mental and physical "down" day and I decided to share what it feels like with my friends and family via my Facebook account. I... Continue Reading →
A very insightful and helpful perspective. My first reblog.
I left Facebook a while ago because I kept getting sucked into the arguments between parents and Autistic people, Autistic people and the anti-VAX movement, and medical professionals and Autistic people. Today I logged back in and was quickly reminded why I left.
The first thing thing that upsets me is that all of these people think they know more about Autism than Autistic people, as if our first hand experiences are of little or no value. This is often parents but can also be medical professionals and organic health nuts (I eat organic but these people are extreme).
Cure culture fanatics telling us we are sick for wanting to stay Autistic – sick for wanting to stay the way we were born. Parents telling us we don’t understand because we are not like their child (some of us WERE at one point and have worked hard to improve as…
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Autism and Asperger's Syndrome are classed as "autism spectrum disorders" and the spectrum is wide. On one end you will find people who may be non-verbal, may be incontinent, may be violent and may have additional disabilities such as epilepsy or deafness. On the other end you will find people who are able to function... Continue Reading →