This is the best thing I’ve seen this week.
I love how many notes this has gotten.
Rose, you are magnificent.
Frankly, I’m baffled. I want to yell “where are you all coming from???”
Because my anti-A$ post has jumped about 500 notes as well in the past 72 hours or so.
“ease the burden of people and families living with autism”
Bringing this back again.
This is incredible. Thank you for posting this. This damn 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.
My little brother has autism and holy god damn. Burden? Disease? Wow.
How the fuck is autism a burden Well I know how many can view it that way but I like myself (asperger syndrome) just the way I am. I am able to work well in school and achieve greatly, I was always a fast learner and though I may no get all those “social cues” I can get sarcasm (most of the time) and sarcasm helps with sociableness though honestly I hate the whole idea of popularity, I am happy, I may be weird and random and not really popular but who gives a fuck about popularity? I say being popular isn’t all it sounds like, and I like my autistic self much more than all of those people at my school who seem to never really be able to show their real selves to others. Autism may be hard on some families but instead of trying to cure it people should cope with it and make adjustments for the person in question, because “curing” a person takes away who they are, a part of them, their true self, and leaves them without a part of themselves that could really make a difference. My family is coping just fine with me around, they use sarcasm heavily to help me adjust to how others are and they point out what I do that is a bit abnormal, so I adjust but I keep who I am. My grandma tried to give me pills to “cure” my aspergers but after about a week I got rid of them because thy made me feel weird, fake, not who I really am, as if I was losing who I was, so I told my parents and they nodded and understood. Asperger Syndrome runs in my families genetics and has for quite a long time, so I am not really an oddball out, half of my family has dyslexia as well, we know how to deal with disabilities in this household, and others should be taught that instead of given magic pills to make the “problem” disappear.
THIS IS AMAZING. I hope they sent an apology letter.
Here, have some more info on what assholes they are:
Honestly, your comments made reading that letter hilarious. Without them, I probably would’ve just gotten more and more upset and frustrated with these people. Like mentioned above, Autistic people are not a burden.
Sure, if you’re someone who has never dealt with someone who has a…for lack of a better word ‘disability’ (Which it isn’t because they are not disabled, and there for it is sad that we label them as such.) it can be a little hard. But when you are spending every moment of your life with that child, you learn how to deal with it, and take care of them properly so that they grow up and lead a happy, healthy life.
Autism is not a disease. It is something that happens naturally, because it is genetic. Ie; someone in the family was carrying it. Be it the mother or father. No one is to blame, and the blame shouldn’t be placed on anyone. So many people think that people with Autism are dumb, but they’re not. My friend proved that to me with her little cousin, who is now 6 or 7 years old, and is multi-lingual. She speaks English (albeit, a little broken, but we understand her just fine, and she’s seeing a speech therapist to help), ASL and French. I’m 20 years old and I don’t speak that many languages! Yeah, I know English, its my mother tongue. I know ASL because I’m partially deaf, and it helps me to communicate sometimes. (Especially in class with friends LOL). I live in Canada, where our two languages are English and French, and I can’t even speak French. What’s that saying about her?
She’s a fucking Genius that’s what! The only reason people label them as ‘stupid’ or ‘dumb’ is because of a) how they look, b) how they act and c) their grades. I know so many autistic people who are smarter than fuck, but their grades don’t reflect that because they can’t figure out how to word what is going through their head, or they can’t get it onto paper, or tests stress them out. I know one girl who has memory like a sponge. She just soaks everything up, but do you think the teachers treated her how she deserved to be treated? No. Instead she was sent into class to colour in a colouring book, and do simple math, and whatever else the school wanted her to do so that she could graduate. She understood the math I was doing, even though she wasn’t doing it! The teachers wouldn’t let her draw and paint the way she wanted because “its too hard for her.” Really?
I think people who are ignorant to these wonderful, brilliant, talented people need to fuck off and stop reproducing, and instead treat these people how they deserve to be treated, so that they can become whatever they damned well wish to be, and actually get to live the happy life that they dream of!
They aren’t my comments. The person who runs Rethinking Autism on Facebook is the person who corrected the letter.
I am Autistic. I am also disabled and neither is a dirty word. Yes, there are some autistic folks who feel like their autism isn’t a disability. And it is also an identity and I’m not ashamed of that. But it is disabling (for me).