More about Autism, this time from an adult with autism

A comment to my post about April being autism awareness month caught my attention.

I visited Gareeth’s blog, an adult with Autism.

There is no way I can summarize what Gareeth has taught me in the following post in better words than Gareeth herself, so I won’t even try.

This is the post:  http://gareeth.wordpress.com/2013/03/23/warning-april-is-coming/

Please take the time to read it.

So much for this blue thing.

Thank you Gareeth. You’ ve got a great blog there.

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14 responses to “More about Autism, this time from an adult with autism

  1. Really glad that you were open to considering our point of view. It’s all a process all the way around.

  2. Thank-you for reblogging this.

  3. Maybe you should try investigating other autistic adults’ perspectives. Such as mine. The use of separationist language (“…with autism”) is extremely hurtful. There are words I would never tolerate certain friends of mine being called in front of me. “…with autism” has a similar effect upon me. Please stop it.

  4. janet565

    Hi, I saw this link a few days ago: http://mom-blog.com/2012/04/special-autism-awarenesspost-why-i-wont-light-it-up-blue/. There’s another person disgruntled with Autism Speaks. (I know very little about the organization, aside from assuming it is coming from a good place). More food for thought…

  5. Thank-you for sharing Gareeth’s posting. I found it to be extremely interesting, and definitely appareciate reading other people’s views on various subjects, including Autism due of course to my two sons.

  6. I Still Find it So Hard, I use the wording autistic far more often than with autism. You can go count if you like. I make it clear I don’t consider my autism seperable from myself. I’m not a proponent of politically correct person first speech but sticking to the exact same wording over and over again gets boring. I don’t like any kind of extreme ideology that dictates the correct and while I prefer autistic myself (probably by a count of about 30 to 1 but I am too lazy to acutally count) I won’t be have it dictated that there is only one correct way to express who I am. My about, speaking of lazy was largely stylistically lifted from my iRC intro which contains a string of things I live with including my dog. computer and tablet. It simply flows better if they all are withs and that’s a stylistic choice not a political one. In the absense of the other withs if one never read anything else I can see how one might choose to see it as offensive but I would also find changing it despite having made it abundantly clear how I feel about the inseperable aspect of my autism from me to be also offensive. It came out the way it did for a reason completely seperate from any ideological agenda.

  7. Thank you for liking my poetry. Very interesting blog. I like the format. I will follow intently. I am also a teacher and a mother of a twelve year old and your post on cutting was scary! I can’t believe what teenage girls are going through these days.

  8. I’ve nominated you for the “Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. I hope you will accept.

  9. D

    Here is another resource :
    Autism Guide For Parents
    http://www.pedagonet.com/books/autism.html

  10. You entire blog is very interesting. as parents, it’s good to know that we have shared experiences (good and bad) and it makes for a less lonely world. Thanks for this post. I also read the one on cutting; very scary. I have a teen daughter who talks about this and about all the rumors about the kids that cut. It’s all very sad.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog, it’s much appreciated.

  11. Thanks for coming liking my post. It brought me to your page. I’m loving your posts! As for autism speak, my son was only diagnosed officially last year, but we’ve known for a while..

    In a way I agree that referring to a persons way of speaking, as autistic, as being specific and possibly outcasting, but I too refer to it as that. I use my blog to highlight autism from a parents point of view. My son does get treated differently because he is autistic, but he is also given extra resource hours, speech therapy and consideration because he is autistic. I think to highlight autism, from whatever view, is good, because it is making people aware, regardless! 🙂 I have nticed I get more hits on my blog, if I use autism, autistic, special needs, and disability as tags. Anyhoo, I look forward to reading more 🙂

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