This is in response to some posts I’ve read from some really lovely mothers of autistic children. I understand where they are coming from but I would like to present a friendly alternative argument.
I like being autistic, I could do without the accompanying depression/anxiety & physical illness, but I am still glad to be me. And I am so impressed with your pride in your children. It is so important that the message gets out to the general population that autism is not a horrific sentence that means your life is effectively over and your family’s ruined. But and this is a big but, ignorance is fought by information not insistence on polite silence.
First if I have a melt down in public I want people to know I am autistic, it is their business because similar behaviour is exhibited by people with a potentially dangerous issue, alcohol, drugs,psychotic…
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