Friday, January 18, 2013

#Autism – please listen to adult autistics! Via @AspieSide

#Autism – please listen to adult autistics!

by AspieSide,
January 5th 2013

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I had a few stories rattling around in my brain working on a potential blog post when I stopped in at pinterest. I love pinterest. If you haven’t checked it out yet you really should.  If you click on the P looking thing all the way up on right hand corner of blog you can see some of the awesomeness I have found recently.  Some of the stuff I must share here right now.

Leah and I and a rather large group of autism bloggers collaborate on a board.  Who knew you could even do that but make sure you follow that board here. It is not “my board” so even if you follow all of my boards you won’t follow that board.  But it is an awesome board.  If you don’t know Leah she blogs here and co-produced Vectors of Autism which was an awesome documentary by Laura.  They both rock on twitter by the way -another addiction I have by the way- not sure how I get anything done…

Anyways this morning Leah pinned (or repinned) these two most awesome youtube videos ever that must be shared far and wide.

The first one made me feel very, very proud. Because I am pretty sure that is Ari and he also rocks at advocating and recently spoke at the congressional hearing  on autism.  Because damn it our voices need to be heard.

This next video made me sad and proud all at the same time.  Watching it from the beginning I think wow some of those people really don’t get it. Wow yes, yes, the therapist running the group gets it…

Oh wait (very sad now) yes that happens EVERY SINGLE DAY everywhere.  I have seen these conversations occur in social media and in real life.  Parents get upset and say “it is my child I make the decisions” “what do you know you aren’t as autistic as my child”  Really?  As another autistic pointed out when do you ever compare any NT 5 year old to an NT 40 or 50 year old and say oh my child can’t do what you can do so obviously they never will.  That makes no sense at all.  Please please share widely and remember to listen to autistic adults.  They want only to help you and your child be the best autistic individual they can be.

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