Is it me, the writer or all I ever seem to hear nowadays is what Autism is, how it has an impact on your daily life and what it can prevent someone like me from doing like everyone else? It really feels like that every single day and after a while, it starts to get really old! I mean seriously old that it’s getting boring now…all the stereotypes of being anti-social and good at maths…I’ll have you know I’m great at making friends and terrible at maths!

This is what the dictionary defines Autism as

Autism
noun
 
  1. a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by great difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts.

Autism isn’t a disease…it’s not an epidemic or a crisis in any way, shape or form but if you ever read a news article about how most school shootings seems to have something to do with Autism or how children are locked up in cages or beaten by teachers, parents, carers etc you certainly might think so! Very rare cases indeed but enough to open your eyes to the fact that some people on this planet treat people with Autism like they used to in Bedlam!

For me, I struggle to understand jokes, facial expressions and sometimes feel nervous when I meet friends…better lock me away in that mental asylum because I’m a threat to society for being shy and struggle to tell if someones upset sometimes, I’m such a monster! What is it about that where so many people think it’s an epedemic…because they are scared that their children won’t make friends, ever move out or get a decent job in this world…well you can’t exactly get rid of Autism so instead of spreading hate throughout this world, try to be reasonable, understanding and make the most out of the situation, because it isn’t impossible to have some sort of happy ending out of all of this, no matter how severe they have Autism…nothing is impossible with a bit of paitence, understanding, and acceptance…what do you think blind people, deaf people, people in wheelchairs or all of the above do? Just give up and do nothing?

It begs the question, why do people view Autism in such a negative manner in this world? I just don’t get it…even Autism Speaks, which apparently supports people with Autism made that horrible video about how Autism was corrupting America’s children! Autism isn’t a physical form that prevents someone from

  • Being Independent
  • Having a Job
  • Having Friends
  • Having a Family Of Their Own
  • Anything Really!

Ok, so maybe in some cases, someone with Autism might struggle to be independent and live by themselves or with a partner, I won’t go overboard but it’s not anything that requires bubble wrap, being locked up in a cage, beaten by a carer on a school bus or hit in the back of the head with a plank of wood with a nail in it! I once read a story where some parents abandoned their autistic son on the side of a highway! Madness and yes, the majority of these happen in (America) Like everything in this world! I’ve never heard of that much negativity towards Autism in Britain or anywhere else for that matter!

No offense America but as the most powerful nation on this planet, your actions and how you deal with certain issues can have a bit of an impact on the rest of us! It’d be nice to not horrible news reports about people with Autism being locked in cages by nutjobs who can’t cope or just don’t care… a bit hard to ask with the huge population you have, every nation has horrible people in it…wishful thinking that every time something involving Autism ever reaches the news, that it won’t be negative I guess…Autism is not a disease or anything to be afraid of…it just needs to be understood a little bit more!

 

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