Tuesday, August 10, 2010
The p-AU-sitive Geek
Hello there,this another great episode from your friend & favorite Aspergian Zoey,I am so tired of my fellow Auties & Aspies,getting bashed simply because there is myth that we don't know anything & all we do is bash our heads against walls & pull temper tantrums,& regress. Yes I admit there are children on the spectrum who do that,but that is no reason to shut out the higher thinking Autistics, its time these parents see beyond themselves & that they are not alone,& there can be a benefit with who we are,as we are here to stay whether you agree or not. I am trying my best to be positive & that is why I try to air positive links on Facebook, Twitter,etc. Sure Autism also its "days" but there is a light at the end of the tunnel, you parents can't stay hard headed forever,you also have to come out of your negative about Autism shells. Take Dr Temple Grandin for example,she in her own autobiography taught herself to read,talk,etc & even went to university despite her own obstacles. Instead of saying oh wo what do we do? Well for starters its good to (if you can afford it,if you can't please get some sort of funding help) to get an ipod touch or gaming device (portible or console) to keep them busy,they are less likely to tantrum,for parents banging the head against the wall for you is not going to help the child! By the way the goal is not to conquer Autism,its the symptoms associated with Autism that need to be worked with & I believe that acceptance is the start to anything. In my view its the antivax fearmongering from groups like Generation Rescue & its propaganda arm Age of Autism (to name of few) that spread the uneccessary fears & misinformation that Autism & the spectrum are bad & even censor there informaton & make fun of Autistic Advocates & those who are higher function as well who try to think positive about Autism. The only Autistics welcome are those Autistics who act like traitors & the so called "cured" Autistics. There is no "cure" for Autism because it's neurogical & in the genes. I will post links at the end of this blog. We have lots of gifts & talents, we are the inventors,professors,actors,in fact you never know who has Autistic traits,we are a special set of people,after all some people in the deaf community (actress,activist Marlee Matlin for example) have made great strides,if those people were "cured" we wouldn't have them & its like a lobotomy you just stifle there gifts & creativity. Just because your child is not perfect doesn't mean they are incapable you have to work with them at there level,like a cocoon,if you force children,of course they will rebel,you have to work positively with them. Autistics have feelings too we just have different way of expressing things. One of my talents is art for example I am a creative person, I also have an active imagination,& I have won for my art when I was in school. My goal is to educate as many as possible that will listen & be open to us. Listen guys I am sorry I don't know about every situation & sorry about things that happen to you, but nobody guaranteed life to perfect, like the song says I never promised you a rose garden,but hey if life gives you lemons you make lemonade right? That its what today's technology is for also! There should be respect for everyone even those with special needs like us. Those parents who want a "cure" please think through this thought first,is the "cure" for me or for the child? By the way parents who think they are alone are sadly mistaken they are not alone they have other parents & those on the Autism & related spectrum! You just have to open your eyes & ears beyond your situation!
(As I think of things, this blog can be subject to changes)
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Thank you for listening your friend Zoey :D remember guys, smile!