Archive for February, 2013

T said to me, “I don’t understand how people can see autistic people as bad or see autism like it’s so awful. ”

I say, “I know, T, I don’t understand it either”

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My lil’ wise man, T, and our cat, Nivek.

Then T says, “Autistic people are decent and loving.”

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Autistic people are kind.

Autistic people are wonderful

Autistic people are intelligent

Autistic people are worthy of love

Autistic people are AWESOME!

Autistic people are talented

Autistic people are good parents

Autistic people are sensitive.

Autistic people are empathetic

Autistic people  are here and should be listened to!

Autistic people are my friends and I love them! ❤

This is one of my favorite documentaries on autism and acceptance.

After his son’s diagnosis with autism spectrum disorder, filmmaker Todd Drezner LOVING LAMPPOSTS: LIVING AUTISTIC sets out to explore the autism war between the “recovery movement,” which believes that autism is a tragic epidemic or terrible disease and the “neurodiversity movement,” which argues that autism should be accepted as a variation in functioning rather than a mental disorder to be cured and that autistic people should be supported.

My favorite line in the whole movie is:
“Autism is a gift disguised as a dilemma”

In the end, you can see that the Mr. Drezner sides more with the neurodiversity movement.

Autistic Children do grow up into Autistic Adults.

This is my housemate, Jordan. He’s a guitarist, writer, DYI fashion designer! He’s funny and smart, Sensitive and kind. I asked him if i could get some pics so I could make memes about adults on the spectrum. He quickly agreed 🙂

This is to all the curebies out there. I don’t think you really think about what it really would mean to see a cure happen for autism. I don’t think you even think about the consequences of what mad science that would entail. 

If there were a cure for autism, it would involve highly invasive brain surgery, being that it’s a neurological condition that is genetically wired into the brain. There would be no medicine that could truly cure it.  It would literally be a lobotomy performed on the human soul. It would make the person(s) cease to exist, in my opinion.

I can just imagine the insanely mad science to the most horrible degree. You would completely destroy the individual. And really you hate your child for having autism if this is your main goal. Sorry, I’m being harsh here, but any parent who seeks for a “cure” for autism is delusional for one. That’s my opinion. I really feel if you can’t accept your child and try to understand who they are as a human being with autism. if you are not ‘listening’ to them; and yes, if you learned to pay attention, you can even listen to a nonverbal child. Really, if it’s a cure you seek, that’s bad parenting and you are in complete denial.

There will NEVER be a cure. And you know what, I don’t want one.

We NEED more Einsteins in this world!

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It's Important to not only advocate for them but to Let them Advocate for themselves

Lil’ T speaking up for himself and other autistics at the state capital on Autism Awareness day.

ImageIt’s been quite the journey the last few years since his diagnosis. He’s had some therapy. Like Social Skills to learn how to cope with everyday challenges. But as far as stimming, I let him have at it!

Why would you do that? Why not make him more “normal” acting. Well, for me his stimming is good, it helps him to deal with his anxieties. And honestly, if it annoys you, that’s just too bad. I like to see my son happy. And if he stands out as different, that’s ok. Because being like everyone else is just boring!!!

So, next time you see someone rocking, flapping, pacing, or anything that looks odd to you, if you don’t like it, then just don’t look!