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Because fuck you, that’s why.
You are free to print these out and stick them up, but I would appreciate to know if you have
Ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. My younger brother has said on more than one occasion that he wishes he wasn’t autistic anymore.
I’m aware there are exceptions, but it’s pretty much a unanimous agreement here in the autistic community that we don’t want a cure; what we do want is awareness and acceptance. There’s nothing wrong with wanting a cure, but it was more aimed at allistics who insist we need a cure, which just takes away autonomy and increases the idea there’s something inherently wrong with being autistic, which there isn’t.
Also, speaking as an autistic, we’re ENCOURAGED to wish that. Our autism is blamed by parents, teachers, and therapists for all our problems, including ableism, bullying, abuse, and any other health or developmental issues that may or may not have a causation relationship to autism. We’re regularly taught, “the problems you experience as an autistic are due to YOUR AUTISM, not to OTHERS’ REACTIONS to YOUR AUTISM.” Even though of course that’s what it can be traced to most of the time.
I’m not going to claim that being autistic is easy or that it’s not a “disability” based on the level to which society reacts and accommodates to it. But when people, especially kids who have never been exposed to anything but the “autism awareness” culture, say they wish they weren’t autistic, they’re often speaking from a place of internalized ableism. Not that their voices aren’t valid, but put those statements in their proper context.
Ableism is to blame for most of our problems, not autism.
Side note: why does a group so stupid get a name as cool sounding as “anti-vaxxers”
MY PARENTS ARE ASLEEP TIME TO BREAK OUT THE BEANIE BABY VEST
HOW THE FUCK ARE THESE BABIES SWIMMING I AM 21 AND CANNOT SWIM THIS IS SOME FUCK SHIT
if it weren’t for this post I would’ve never known that swimming babies are the cutest thing in the world…
swimming is only a reflex for the first 4 months of life
do not throw your toddlers in the pool
i repeat do not throw your toddlers in the pool
I could swim when I was this little because my parents just kept taking me swimming for my whole childhood. My kids will never forget how to swim.