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.
Why don’t they spend money on something that actually needs a cure? There’s no shortage of diseases like MS, PCOS, Lupus, etc. Genetic diseases without cure or any real treatment that doesn’t make you sicker.
Not a mental ‘condition’ that makes you different. Ooh! If they want to fix one of those they should work on ignorance and stupidity. Far more people affected by that.
One of my best friends is autistic, and everything that this letter said pissed me off. I mean, it would have anyway, but knowing someone with autism and knowing how fun and funny he is, how intelligent he is, and how cool over all he is, just makes this insulting. Sure, he has some pretty severe social difficulties. But that’s honestly it. That’s really the only thing about him that’s “different” from everyone else I know. I’m so tired of learning about “autistic” organizations that are basically anti-autism. Like, there’s an event at my college that happened yesterday called the “Amazing Race for Autism,” which sounded absolutely dreadful and closed-minded to begin with, but I learned that the “Race” involved students solving “puzzles” and other challenges. I’ve seen pictures from the event, and one of the events involved dressing up in foppish, colorful, mish-mash clothing, which seemed incredibly stereotypical. And I also learned that one of the organizations that the money went to is—you guessed it—Autism Speaks.