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These ‘jokes’ aren’t funny

[CN: Ableist slurs]
Rosie O’Donnell seems to think the following little quips are funny since she said them as part of a stand-up comedy routine. These ‘jokes’ aren’t funny.
“Because I would trade each teen for autistic triplets, I am just saying I would.”
This is because she thinks that autistic kids are really awful, isn’t it?

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You think what?

[CN: Mourning for disabled children; murder mention]
Three years ago, I sat in a psychologist’s office and the words she said still repeat in my head at times:
“I think you need to mourn your son.”
There I was spluttering out “you think what?” and all the while I was wondering whether I was stuck in some alternate reality.

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Not a Single One

I hear a lot of parents say that they had to give up on their dreams and expectations for their children. It’s not always parents of autistic children. Sometimes, it’s parents of children without any disabilities, but it does seem to be a recurring theme in communities where parents of autistic children gather.

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An Open Letter to New Parents of Neurotypicality

[CN: Martyr parents]
I came across an awful post yesterday, and it’s not really that unique. It’s a fairly typical example of what we read regularly about us and about our children. So, I decided to change it. I’ve changed the word autism to neurotypicality, the term special needs (my needs aren’t special; they just are!) to typical needs,