When I was a child, I would hear a lot of things like this: “Stop being so precocious” or “You’re being a know-it-all. People don’t like it when people are like that.” Now that I’m older, I hear a lot of things like this: “Stop being so high and mighty” and “You think you’re better than everyone else”.
I’ve been planning to write about therapy for autistic children for a little while. But, it’s hard to know where to begin. So, I’m going to focus on the questions that I ask potential therapists before I decide to make an appointment for my son to see them.
I’m taking this approach because other autistic people have already written excellent posts…
You’ve probably seen this quote on various images:
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
Recently, I created my own image with that quote on it. I needed to remind me that the people who mind who I am don’t matter.
I’ve spent a few days highlighting the problems with autism awareness campaigns by sharing memes on my Facebook page. For the sake of continuity, I’ll share them at the bottom of this post as well.
Now, that more people are aware that autism awareness campaigns tend to do more harm than good, I would like to focus on acceptance.
I feel as though I have to start this post by clearly stating what it’s not about. This post is not about safety pins. Other people have already written about safety pins, and I’m not going to link to those articles because this post is not about that.
I have an exam on Thursday, but I’m struggling to concentrate because I’m experiencing an issue with someone who seems unwilling to respect basic boundaries.
I’m going to summarise what has happened to date. I’m doing this, in a public post on my site, because I’m starting to feel as though my perception of reality is being distorted.