23 March, 2013

for your future reference

I'd just like to use this space to register my disappointment with people who think that autism is the only disability.

For example: fairly clueless/uninvolved people who think that anyone who can't talk has autism, or even think that anyone with a disability has autism.

Parents/family members who say they're talking about people with "special needs" but only talk about autism, or assume that any disabled person has autism.

People with autism who talk about issues that affect many people with different disabilities, but talk about the issues like they are autism-specific.

People who talk about "disability" or "disabled people," but only care about autism.

And many more.

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