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Post Reply Don't you think that autism shall be accepted?
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22 / F / Kaufman, TX, USA
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Posted 10/13/15
Just a simple question. Please no hateful answers!
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Posted 10/13/15 , edited 10/13/15
Absolutely
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Posted 10/13/15
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Without more education about the Autism spectrum, I doubt they be accepted in general society. Ignorance can be a difficult obstacle to overcome.
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Posted 10/13/15

tenchi22 wrote:

Without more education about the Autism spectrum, I doubt they be accepted in general society. Ignorance can be a difficult obstacle to overcome.


True...
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Posted 10/13/15
Probably not
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22 / F / Kaufman, TX, USA
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Posted 10/13/15

CKD-Anime wrote:

Probably not


Why??? And you better explain....
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It doesn't matter.
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Posted 10/13/15
Yes, but I can't say when.
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22 / F / Kaufman, TX, USA
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Okay. Understandable...
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Posted 10/13/15 , edited 9/24/16
I don't exactly see what's not to accept. People with autism spectrum disorders are just that: people.
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Accept what? That it exists? I don't think you'll find many people who will tell you that it doesn't exist. Certainly some, but I think the general consensus is that it exists.

Or do you mean, "treat autistic people the same as non-autistic people?" If that's the case, that's not "acceptance," and no. They do not think, feel, and act the same way as "normal" people do, so you obviously cannot treat them the same way.

Imagine trying to treat an autistic child the same way you treat other children, with normal schooling and normal upbringing. The child will hate it, and the people around him will hate it, and it just won't work.

We recognize disorders so that we can treat those with disorders differently than "normal" human beings.
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sarteck wrote:

Accept what? That it exists? I don't think you'll find many people who will tell you that it doesn't exist. Certainly some, but I think the general consensus is that it exists.

Or do you mean, "treat autistic people the same as non-autistic people?" If that's the case, that's not "acceptance," and no. They do not think, feel, and act the same way as "normal" people do, so you obviously cannot treat them the same way.

Imagine trying to treat an autistic child the same way you treat other children, with normal schooling and normal upbringing. The child will hate it, and the people around him will hate it, and it just won't work.

We recognize disorders so that we can treat those with disorders differently than "normal" human beings.


I think the meaning is more along the lines of whether stigma surrounding autism spectrum disorders will ever dissipate even if they're still acknowledged as disorders. Honestly, stigma surrounding disorders in general could do with a good whack in the backside, but I'm not sure how it manifests in autism's case.
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I think Autism needs to be accepted. I have Autism myself, people don't really notice it in me though. I run a Facebook page called Arsam The Autistic. I think people needs to be more widely understood, and accepted. Ignorance is strong though, but what's new, it's not the only thing people are ignorant about. People need to be more open minded, and accept people for who they are, a human. That's right, human, not white, not black, not mexican, not disabled, but human. I don't understand the world we live in, why people act the way they do, with so much disrespect. Yes, there are respectful people and open minded people out there, but there needs to be more.
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I have friends who have autism and I have ADD so yeah.

I hate when people bully others just because of these bullies think is cool to bully who have autism, ADD or some other "problems"
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Posted 9/20/16 , edited 9/20/16
Some time in the future, mostly. Awareness needs to be a thing, clearing up misconceptions of what it is and how it can affect different people. It'll never be completely accepted, because some people are wankers, but the same can be said about pretty much anything. When I tell people my son is autistic and they ask what that is, I tell them how it affects him specifically because I find that information easier to relay as I live with it, but I'll also give a few examples of how it might affect others too.
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