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I am an Autistic person,not a person with autism. I am also not Aspergers. The diagnosis isn't even in the DSM anymore, and yes, I agree with the consolidation of all autistic spectrum stuff under one umbrella. I have other issues with the DSM.

I don't like Autism Speaks. I'm Disabled, not differently abled, and I am an Autistic activist. Self-advocate is true, but incomplete.

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Awareness is...

Trigger Warning: Abuse/murder of autistic people

Awareness is the reason I don't feel comfortable telling my teachers that I am, in fact, autistic.
Awareness is the reason I honestly prefer people think I'm just weird.
Awareness is the reason one of us needed a lawyer to take a rock climbing class.
Awareness is the reason we are made to feel less than.
Awareness is the reason we are made to feel broken.
Awareness is the reason we are made to feel like burdens.
Awareness is the reason we don't get hired for the jobs we ARE competent to do.
Awareness is the reason people think our lives are tragic.
Awareness is the reason our parents get sympathy when they kill us.
Awareness is the reason people think killing us is merciful.

Now do you understand why I don't like autism awareness?

1 comment:

  1. Yes, now I understand. I'm still not sure if I can personally agree with your premises or your conclusion, but I definitely see your point. I'll think about this some more. Thanks.


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