This is a great post from Aspiblog.
I think We are all humans and we are all different and also should be that. I’m a half hearing person, but don’t see that as an error that need to be cured.
I don’t know all about being autistic, but I can relate to some things that often is labeled as autistic. I once read a book that opened my eyes totally. The author tells about her childhood as an autistic girl, only she doesn’t know about it until she’s adult.
Her story was very interesting to read and I could recognize some of her experiences.
I’m just a High Sensitive Person (HSP), but after I read that book I realized I could have “choosen” the autistic things as well, but I didn’t.
It’s nothing you really choose, but with more courage I could have been more autistic in my childhood than I dared to be.
I don’t know if the book is translated, it should be but you can read about the book here. If you read Swedish 🙂
En annorlunda barndom – Wikipedia (a different childhood, author Iris Johansson)
This post is by way of a public response to two blog posts that I have recently encountered. I am writing this because in twitter speak I am #actuallyautistic.
TWO IMPORTANT BLOG POSTS
The post that first planted the germ of an idea for this piece in my mind was published by Autism Mom under the title “Sometimes I don’t know what to think”. In it she mentions being at an autism related event and hearing someone talk about “curing” their son’s autism.
The other post that helped to spark this was published this morning on parents.com under the title “15 things I tell my friends when they’re facing an autism diagnosis”. As a sample of what to expect I offer two paragraphs (they are not contiguous in the actual piece)…
Be wary of “cures” and “recovery.”
One of the first books I read about autism was…
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