Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Autistic In Pain - NO "Joy of Autism" here

Pain does not have to be experienced physically. Emotional pain, the kind that comes from loneliness, is extremely devastating. My autistic disability is a PAINFUL way of being. Yes, painful, NOT joyful. Autistic people, by definition of autism and Asperger's, face enormous challenges, struggles, and deficits.

Autistic people with Autistic Disorder, PDD-NOS, or Asperger's Syndrome have neurological impairments in functioning skills. I do NOT glorify autism disorders.

1 comment:

  1. I like how you can show that neurodiversity is not about presenting oneself as a "shiny aspie" or a "warrier." The reason why autistics may not want a cure is very complicated, but people do not take time to think about it. Some autistics may decide that the disability outweighs the benefit for them, so that is why they want to have it cured.