Being Autistic

Awareness cannot lead to acceptance

It seems that every time that an Autistic person says “I don’t want your awareness“, someone else comes along and says that without awareness, we’ll never gain acceptance. That is such a ridiculous argument. It wouldn’t be ridiculous if autism awareness campaigns spent time focusing on making society aware of what can be done to …

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Not “just quirky”

I see a lot of comments, memes, books – heck even entire therapy centres – themed around the idea that autistic children are “just quirky.” This has always irritated me, but I haven’t quite been able to articulate the reasons why it’s an irritating phrase. This article finally helped me understand part of why just quirky annoys …

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