It Gets Better: Autism EditionIt Gets Better is a fantastic project! According to Wikipedia, "its goal is to prevent suicide among LGBT youth by having gay adults convey the message that these teens' lives will improve." My only criticism is that it's too specific. The website does mention "other teens", but it mentions GLBT youth specifically, singling them out when the reality is that there are a number of other groups of kids who face similar prejudices and challenges and who often also consider suicide as a solution. Arman Khodaei publishes the blog Empower Autism Now where he says, "everyday there seems to be at least one thread in the WrongPlanet forums from someone with autism that is contMore Like This
I am neurotypicalI am neuro typicalMore Like This
i am evil in your children but if i can help it i am normal to you until its too late. ,
i know how you live, and guess what? you are neuro typical as well. we both are evil. ,
i know no morals, no ethics, no good, no rules. i discriminate against non neuro typicals and with every one non neuro typical i discriminate i feel better. ,
i discriminate very quickly. i discriminate faster that neo nazis and white supremasists combined, .
and if you are not neuro typical i will make sure that your species falls. your lives will fall into my hands and i will commit genocide against non neuro typicals, .
i dont stop and i make sure you die. i will make it virtually impossible for non neuro typicals to live , and will wipe out all non neuro typicals, .
I have a cure for you. Our scientists have the resources and soon you will be cured. ,
your neighbours are happy to make sure you dont exist and ofcourse help me in my campaign against non neuro typicals.,
i am neuro
Family"You're brilliant."More Like This
"You're smile is grand."
"You look great."
It's all lies.
I'm none of those things.
I'm a mutt.
A lost dog without known heritage
looking for acceptance from it's "family"
The process is long.
It's a bitter, cold war that no one wins
And that acceptance is never going to be there
Because I'm not good enough.
I can't reach those standards set for me.
"You aren't pansexual,
don't tell anyone that."
"You aren't an atheist,
You just haven't found God, yet."
"You aren't anyone's friend,
You haven't been fixed.."
"You aren't accept,
You aren't good enough, yet."
When will families just accept their children?
No parent hears the cries,
No parent wants to accept these things,
No parent wants a failure of child.
Yet, I'm here.
Lie after lie after lie is told.
Mother treats me like I'm a roach,
Father disregards me.
I'm the housemate.
I'm the failure
Part of me screams:
I give up.
Yet, the other part knows everyth
Asperger's SyndromeA lot of people have been asking me about Asperger's syndrome and some of my experiences with it and some of the conditions. This is largely because, on the internet at least, I seem to be good at hiding it. Most people I meet here don't know that I have Asperger's syndrome unless I directly tell them. I do have it, but what exactly does it mean? First off all, please don't use this as a way to diagnose yourself. If you think that you have Asperger's syndrome, depression, or any other mental condition please see a licensed psychiatrist. You cannot self-diagnose mental conditions. (Hmmm... I kind of have that symptom sometimes, I MUST have this disorder!) Asperger's syndrome is known as a high-functioning autism, and as such many of the symptoms are similar, and yet, in some ways it's very different.More Like This
The most notable symptoms of Asperger's syndrome come from issues with social interaction. Most people seem to notice this because there are a lot of people claiming to be an asshole on the
Green dot stuffsTo be honest, kids with disabilities used to scare me; it's not nice to say, but it's the honest truth. I didn't know how to treat them or how to react around them. Most of what I knew about kids with Autism I learned from a two-day lecture about mental disabilities in my psychology class last trimester, and we barely covered how to treat them, mostly talking about what was happening in the brain to make them the way they were.More Like This
Autism, I learned on the first day lecture, was really a blanket term. If you had only a few of the symptoms you could be labeled as Autistic, so the cases ranged from acute to severe, and it depended on the individual person.
It wasn't hard to tell who was 'officially' autistic and who wasn't, kids with Autism must have three symptoms to be declared that way: Eyes are farther apart from each other than considered 'normal', the philtrum (that little dip under your nose) must be pretty much non-existant, and your upper lip must be very thin. Even though I see kid
Autism: A Bigger AwarenessMore Like This
Autism it's just as important as breast cancer, HIV/AIDS, and even diabetes, but some people are not aware of autism and how much of the population actually has it. In fact, 1 in 150 children are diagnosed with autism. I live with victims of this disorder and I'm here to share mine experience and their experience about their life with autism and how it affects them.
I have a fourteen year old sister and an eight year old brother diagnosed with autism. As their big sister, I am always there to give them support and to help them out the best they can. We found out that my sister, Cailyn, had autism when she was three months old. Even though I was only a child myself, I will never forget the look on my parent's face when they found out. It was almost heart crushing. The doctors believed that it was all the vaccines they were giving her when she was born. She went from a normal, happy girl playing with her big sister to lying on the couch all day and screaming and having tantrums of
My thoughts on Autism SpeaksSomeone on tumblr the other day asked me what I thought of the organization Autism Speaks. Being someone on the autism spectrum they wanted to know if I had special insight to the matter. For those who don't know, I have Asperger's Syndrome (which is apparently classified as Autism Spectrum Disorder. It doesn't really matter, a change of the name doesn't change the condition all that much). If you want to specifically know what that's like, you can read what I wrote here: http://mrenter.deviantart.com/journal/Asperger-s-Syndrome-509576015More Like This
What I'm going to say about certain topics may get into the area of controversy (not about the organization. Most people in the autistic community, from my experience, do not like autism speaks) so you'll have to bear with me. But no I don't like this organization and I don't support what they do. They harm the lives of autistic people much more than they help and we're going to be talking about quite a few of their controversies. In fact, they've don