” You see your kid’s strength and weaknesses, and as long as you’re ignoring the voices of those that will tell you that your kid is a tragedy (such as Autism Speaks or any other number of sources that make us out to be burdens), you’re going to try and meet your kid where they’re at. “
Someone on another website posted the following statement:
if u try to fix & cure autistic ppl as part of being an ally you are not an ally you are the enemy and we will destroy you
I’m not going to argue the semantics of the statement, and I know that statements like this often devolve into accusations about what is meant by the phrase “destroy you”. I tend to take a non-violent approach, and believe that it means “destroy the ideology behind this” rather than actually harming a person.
What I want to talk about today, though, is a response that someone wrote to this meme-like statement and the explanation that Autism isn’t something that needs to be cure.
actually, it does, to a certain degree. autism does not need to be eradicated, but it needs to be “helped” so that people can live a functional, productive life.
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