#AutismContradictions hashtag on Twitter

Source: #AutismContradictions hashtag on Twitter

on twitter: NTs (‘not all’ for whole thread): high functioning people with autism don’t care about low functioning people with autism NTs when we protest about other autistics being given abusive therapy: you can’t speak for everyone on the spectrum


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My favourite example: NTs: people with autism don’t have empathy. Autistic people: that’s actually really hurtful to me, because… NTs: ok but I don’t care how you feel.


Eye contact is a vital part of communication, all autistic people must be taught to do it *Completely misses irony of having communicated that via twitter*


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Me, an person, sits in public w/headphones on, flicking through phone – barriers clearly up. Non-autistic person insists on ignoring barriers, forcing small talk. Non-autistic ppl “autistic ppl cannot read social clues/body language”


NT: PFL is the only respectful way to refer to anyone! autistic person: we prefer IFL though NT: you’re wrong about what you want


NT: look at these scary scary autism statistics low support autistic person: *exists and is part of the reason the statistics are the way they are* NT: you don’t really count.


NTs: my child (with full name) shits on my bed, he will never be able to read twitter, I can say what I want about him. You can tweet so you’ve no idea what I go through Autistic parent *cleans own bathroom wall and decides not to tweet about it*


NTs: Autistic people have no empathy (unlike us NTs) Also NTs: Look at this quiet room at this conference, hahahaha, what a bunch of snowflakes


It is important that autistic people are included as equals in autism research. Here have a book token for helping us with our research. *Collects own salary at end of the month* N.B. these are the good researchers. The bad ones don’t bother at all


NTs: You must say ‘person with autism’ as they are human NTs: goes to chicken training camp to learn how to do ABA on autistic people


NTs: Autistics are unfeeling emotionless robots Also NTs: You are upset about those jokes about autistic people because a history of bullying makes you more ‘sensitive’

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I try to avoid the Twitter jerks, so I mostly know / from real life. Big one is the clash between “but you know, we’re ALL a little autistic!” & hurtful comments like “she’s autistic? Will you be able to raise a child with someone like that?”


RT please Everyone feel free to add to the thread or hashtag with your own examples

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NT: “You can’t blame me for not knowing your needs if you don’t tell me about them” NT: “Man you sure talk about your autism a lot, can you tone it down?”


Sorry, I think this should be and not !

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Me, an person, sits in public w/headphones on, flicking through phone – barriers clearly up. Non-autistic person insists on ignoring barriers, forcing small talk. Non-autistic ppl “autistic ppl cannot read social clues/body language”

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