To reiterate other autism conversations going on today * there’s no such thing as severe autism * the spectrum isn’t linear *1 individual can be high/low functioning depending on situation *Learning disability is a completely different thing to autism but sometimes co-occurs
*ABA is abuse but that doesn’t mean other non abusive therapies should be used *self injury/lashing out at others isn’t stimming, it’s a behavioural response to sensory input *ND advocates don’t think we’re the next step in evolution *it’s aspie supremacists who think that
*Not wanting a cure for autism doesn’t mean you don’t want a cure for co-occurring conditions such as epilepsy. *Autism is a neurotype it’s how your brain is wired. It’s not a disease *yes a lot of autism parents are vile bit no, not all of them
*ND advocates celebrate autism AND talk about the challenges/difficulties *ND advocates recognise that some autistic people are multiply oppressed by different identities. *recognition of that fact can help get appropriate support
*yes, autistic people should be the FIRST people to talk about OUR experiences why the fuck shouldn’t we? *yes autistic people should be involved in autism research not just as guinea pigs bit as co-creators cos again, why the fuck shouldn’t we?
*yes Nts and NT society is oppressive. Acknowledging that does not make us bitter or resentful, it’s just facing facts *all of Simon Baron Cohen’s theories are, and have been proven to be BULLSHIT *said bullshit theories have done immeasurable harm to autistic people
*yes, a lot of autistic people are trans and/or non binary and/or queer in some way *yes the diversity of other autists makes the white allocishet aspie men scared that it’s not longer all about them *that’s why we have 6(?) Neurorealists who think they’re big and clever
*they’re Not big nor clever. They’re pathetic little weasels who can’t even agree on what autism actually is and what’s good/bad between themselves. *They are hereby resigned to the bin. Don’t argue with them. Don’t waste your time.