Please stop using us as pawns.
Pro-choice people: please stop saying “but, *birth defects*! Of course *everyone* would want to abort in that situation!”
Pro-life people: please stop saying, “But, people abort disabled fetuses! So you *have* to oppose abortion, or you must hate disabled people”.
Just. Stop. It.
Our lives are not your rhetorical tools.
so i have a close friend who works at Transformations Autism Center in Memphis, TN.
she is about 85% sure that she can put in a good word for me there.
which means i will most likely get the internship that will hopefully turn into a job!
THIS IS MY DREAM MAN!
working with children who are suffering from all aspects of the Autism Spectrum…
1) ABA therapy is abusive.
2) I don’t “suffer” from autism.
I know of two autistic trans poly people aside from myself on tumblrland and that’s really cool and I was wondering if there are more.
Come by my ask/submission box, say hi, be my friend.
I’m trans and autistic. Maybe poly. Not sure, I’ve thought about this but not come to any sort of a conclusion.
As you know, this letter has been going around the web today, creating an online frenzy. This originally appeared in my yahoo newsfeed, and I decided I would comment on it.
Now, just so you know, this is my own opinion, and to be quite honest, some of you are probably going to be offended, because that’s just how the world works, nobody agrees with everything everyone says. All I’m asking is that you don’t attack me with hate mail for my opinion, because I suspect, I’m part of the unpopular minority.
“If you know your kid is severely autistic, you know he’s prone to tantrums, put him in a special needs home”
HAHAH FUCK YOU
autistic people are part of the normal human experience and we should not be treated as if we are not, we should not be treated as something abnormal for a residential neighborhood. we live in residential neighborhoods. fucking deal with it. also they’re not goddamn tantrums, they’re meltdowns, and clearly you don’t understand how they work. plus group homes are often horribly abusive. you’re gross.
“you see this giant kid screaming, wailing and behaving like a kid would, wouldn’t you be scared too?”
first of all, infantalization of disabled people is gross. second, how about you teach your shitty kid not to be an ableist asshole. how about you teach them about autism. this sounds exactly like the “oh my god gay people on tv what will i tell the children?” fucking bullshit argument
“It’s a hassle for the family, but dealing with a screaming teenager, every day of the year is a hassle, and definitely not as cute as a tantrum throwing three year old. ”
i don’t know what you mean i’m super cute.
(but seriously your idea of cute is VERY manufactured with societal norms)
i think the point here is that you and this woman are shitty people
How can a person want a child murdered because he has autism and is deemed by her to be a “threat” to the community (or so she thinks)? Did he do anything wrong? I don’t think so. Was he too noisy? Maybe, but I don’t believe all autistic children scream and grunt, perhaps this kid is quiet as a mouse and minds his own business, I don’t know. I’m glad the Begleys have good neighbors surrounding them with love and support.
I wonder about the woman who typed that threatening hate letter to Max’s mother, who claims to be a mother living in the same neighborhood as the Begleys, is she for real? If I was living next door to a family dealing with an autistic child and this young kid happens to be a bit too noisy, I would not threaten the parent with murdering the child, I would try to get to know the family, talk calmly about the noise that is bothering me, and try to offer some help, also, learn about the autism spectrum while I’m at it. If this woman is for real, she has some serious issues in her life she needs to deal with and it looks like she came from a sad dysfunctional family background that completely destroyed her the second she came out of her mother’s womb, that, or she could have a very severe mental disorder.
wow could you not blame mental disorders or “dysfunctional family backgrounds” for this?
like you’re being ableist
while speaking out against ableism
do you not see the hypocrisy?
also how could this happen? well because that is unfortunately how society is, it teaches people these messages and teaches people that us autistic people are less than. the letter was a bit of a shock to me just in the massive amount of horribleness, but the individual things the letter says are not anything i havent heard before. people suck. ableism sucks.