Many within the Autism community seem to feel that we have a duty to help educate ‘professionals’ by exposing our own personal experiences of Autism to them with in Autism specific forums.
Personally I’m not at all sure that I agree with this premise, as it all too often holds the potential to place those of us with Autism, in the unenviable positions of feeling over exposed.
Which for many, can also amount to making us feel vulnerable.
The belief that it’s up to any one particular minority group to educate the wider community in order to create the understanding that they have the right to be treated as equals, is an issue that many other minority groups have faced.
And just like those within the Autism Community, many other minority groups have also had to cut their teeth on the harsh reality that not everyone who’s interested in you…
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