I don’t like to be treated with pity. Therefore, in the physical world, I choose not to divulge my autism. So that they can treat me like normal people. However, I disagree with those people with nasty words.
Now, I can accept my autism. After reading a book to understand myself, I can accept my autism and treat it as a gift.
I’m glad to be able to meet Autistic Anna to enable to have a better self-understanding in terms self-care in mental, physical and psychological health.
Personally, I agree with Anna in her last paragraph that I can’t reason with people who only cares about their own opinions.
I left Facebook a while ago because I kept getting sucked into the arguments between parents and Autistic people, Autistic people and the anti-VAX movement, and medical professionals and Autistic people. Today I logged back in and was quickly reminded why I left.
The first thing thing that upsets me is that all of these people think they know more about Autism than Autistic people, as if our first hand experiences are of little or no value. This is often parents but can also be medical professionals and organic health nuts (I eat organic but these people are extreme).
Cure culture fanatics telling us we are sick for wanting to stay Autistic – sick for wanting to stay the way we were born. Parents telling us we don’t understand because we are not like their child (some of us WERE at one point and have worked hard to improve as…
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