The day you forced to remember autistic people exist, world telling that you should tolerate them and see beyond their autism, because everyone is so unique! (sarcasm)
Also it's an opportunity to pat yourself on the shoulder - another good cause, another good work...
Blah blah blah, that's not what actually autistic people need. Fuck your stupid tolerance that indicates there is something wrong with a person. There is nothing to tolerate and nothing not to tolerate. It's not that you have to like every autistic person or every neurotypical person, is it? If there is something you don't like and it bothers you so much, how about you just move on with your own life? Maybe, just maybe, if you do have a problem with someone's needs, likes and dislikes, it's because there is something wrong with you and not with them?
Autism is nothing to be tolerated, feared or praised, it's just a neurological difference. And most of problems autistic people face on their every day lives were created by society. The same society that believes everyone should act in a certain way and fit into someone's imaginable normality.
But how would you feel left on your own in a foreign world where everyone looks like you, but is so distinct at the same time? Where everyone speaks the same language, but it's so different from the one you used to? Everything you do is wrong. Everything you say is insane. And every time you try to ask, every time you try to learn their language or find out why it's done one or another way, they ignore you. Why can't you just be like everyone else and create problems out of nowhere?.. Just be yourself. Just not that way you are actually - that different kind of way - the way that makes others comfortable.
But does it get better? I ask this question myself every day and no, it doesn't. Wish I could say YES it will get better, but that would be a lie. However I believe for some people it does get better and I'm happy for them.
Oh, and autism speaks...
I hate you AUTISM SPEAKS. I do not want to be fixed and your dehumanizing message hurts.
Please stop searching for the magical cure. There is nothing to cure!
Please stop your unethical and misguided therapies, autistic people are not problem - you are!
Please stop saying that I shouldn't exist. Stop telling the world how people around me have been tragically touched (whatever that means). They are not (and in case they are I want them to disappear and leave me alone anyway!).
There is enough awareness (especially negative), it's time to move on. Accept everyone as they are.
So no, I'm not going to light it up blue. I do not suffer from autism. I still do not belong here, but does anyone care?..
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