Include

Ominous tales of soporific nonsense about autism harm the autistic community, by making autism eminent awful sounding, and utterly obstinate to change and growth.

So many people don’t know the ins and outs of autism but they fear it for no good reason. Fear is not conducive to openness and friendship. Enormous obstacles to autism acceptance are only leaving autistics and their families out of society where they rightfully belong.

I have had to be home a ton and not participate in school and other things all due to autism related anxiety over socializing. I have to battle myself to go out the door and face the world knowing parents don’t want a kid like me. How would you like to have to face that daily? My mom is always with me in case I need help, but she needs a break once in awhile. She doesn’t like people telling her that autism is a problem because she sees the humanity in all, not just typicals.

Alarmingly few people believe in autism abilities, but they also don’t attempt to think outside the box about how to exemplify autism, and not quash it’s inherent gifts. If autistics aren’t accepted in their faulted and fragile human state, then a separate world is created to contain them like animals. It is wrong to expect everyone to be the same. All people have inherent dignity. Including autistics is good for a healthy community and families. How can you help autism families be included?

~ Henry

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