but whyd you call him dumb because he messes up his words?
MY BROTHER JUST ASKED MY OLDER BROTHER:
"ON A SCALE OF ONE TO TEN, WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE FRUIT??"
ON A SCALE OF ONE.. TO TEN…
WHAT THE FUCK IS YOUR FAVORITE FRUIT?!?!?!!
what the fuck does this have to do with autism?
Saying that there’s a masculine anatomy of the brain is cissexist though :/
we are not background characters in your comedy — we are not clowns.
we are humans and our struggles are real: our battles are bitter, our victories hard won, and our failures hard to swallow.
stop using us as the butt of your jokes, the subject of your books, the inspirational guilt-trip reminding you just how low the bar is set (if we can do it, you can, easily) — instead, examine the characteristics you find so ‘endearing’ and take off the blinders; view the whole picture.
do not mourn for us, but do not place us on an untouchable pedestal.
we are human, like you.
we feel, like you.
we think, like you.
we bleed, like you.
She is not a “Down’s child”, she is a little girl who likes drawing and making new friends who among many other things, has Down Syndrome.
He is not an autistic, he is a boy who likes dinosaurs and climbing trees and he also has autism.
People are not their disabilities, sure, their disabilities are a part of them, but they do not define them.
Calling me autistic isn’t defining me by it, it’s just accepting that it’s a part of who I am. No different than calling someone a blonde person doesn’t define them by their hair color. Call people what they want to be called, I want to be called autistic.
The only diagnostic difference between Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism in the DSM-IV was whether or not the person experienced a speech delay. Also, the study had 400+ children whose diagnosis was autism, 500+ NT children, but only 26 whose diagnosis was AS? I feel like they need to repeat this study with numbers comparable to the Autistic Disorder group and the NT group in order to draw any meaningful conclusions; the 26 kids with the AS diagnosis could have been cherry-picked, with such a small number of them.
It is also possible for a person’s autistic diagnosis to change over their lifetime. I have encountered persons whose initial diagnosis was Asperger’s but later revised to PDD-NOS (and vice versa), and persons whose diagnosis was Asperger’s who are nonspeaking or mostly nonspeaking as adults.
I am also wondering how PDD-NOS and NVLD fit into studies of this kind.
And I’m really uncomfortable with people making or wanting to construct a low-functioning/asperger’s dichotomy, because that’s not how autism works, and it just encourages aspie/HF elitism.
Also, like, autism is a spectrum, of course there are differences between the brains of some autistic people and other autistic people, we’re not all the same, that doesn’t mean people who were dx’ed with Aspergers aren’t on the autism spectrum.