Awesome post! I would just like to add one more, if I may. And we’ll call them the excluders. They are the parents who pull their noses up at your kids, but don’t have the guts to say anything about your kids, but they make sure their kids don’t befriend your kids.
I dream of a world where our boys will be seen as normal or as different as EVERY human on earth! And I dream of a world where people won’t treat you as if there I something you did or do to cause Autism.
When I was a kid they didn’t call it “Behavioral Disorders.” They called it “Being a little brat!” This is just ONE of many memes I have seen on my social networks. They are shared by my friends and family. I would like to think that is just the ignorant/uneducated who feel this way, but it isn’t.
Driving home from work a couple weeks ago, a college-educated peer told me that she felt that “most of these autism and adhd diagnoses” are fabricated. Her son had some of the traits of a child with Autism/ADHD but HE doesn’t have Autism/ADHD so maybe it doesn’t really exist. She felt it was just an “excuse” for people NOT to parent. Did I mention she was COLLEGE EDUCATED?!? She knew about my blog, my Asperger’s, and my beliefs, but since my thoughts are different from hers, of course mine MUST be wrong. After…
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