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Post Reply should people with autism have a say in political things? voting, debating, etc,
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Posted 1/29/18 , edited 1/29/18
since autism really isn't new, and a lot of people have it, many don't know and some are minor... don't see the big deal. they are people too just like anyone else.
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Posted 1/29/18 , edited 1/29/18
if everyone is thinking of Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man, just stop. Autism is a pretty wide spectrum. Many people afflicted with it are highly functional, if not super functional. Aspergers Syndrome is now considered part of the Autism spectrum. Almost all scientists, engineers and mathmeticians suffer from it to some extent. These are the people that make the planes, trains, and automobiles go, keep the bridges and buildings up, stop the ships from sinking and make the radios play and the cell phones work. You're welcome. They have savant like abilities, but since there is no such thing as a free lunch, they suffer mightly in the social interaction arena. They are super focused, and on any topic they have an interest in, they are the smartest person in the room. So, yeah, they should be able to vote. So, redokami, if you are functional enough to post on this website, you are functional enough to vote and you should be proud to be one of the chosen and thank you in advance for your great achievements.
Posted 1/30/18 , edited 1/30/18
Since you asked...no.
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Posted 1/30/18 , edited 1/30/18
Having Autism doesn't make you incapable of being able to think. It's difficulties in expressing words to an extent. There are plenty of people who have autism and are extremely talented and brilliant.
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Posted 1/31/18 , edited 1/31/18
The autistic relegated to second-class citizenship? Well, I think it's safe to say that it's best to not allow eugenics to resurface.
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Posted 2/24/18 , edited 2/25/18
Thank you for arguing on my behalf everyone who said yes.

And for everyone who said no, I have high-functioning autism and am a college student at hill.
And I have an IQ higher than 125. you are despicable for thinking I am stupid.
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Posted 2/25/18 , edited 2/26/18
Hell yes!!
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Posted 9/8/18 , edited 9/8/18
I don't see why not. I mean, they're people too - despite their conditions.
If someone had to judge me and tell me that I can't have a say about politics, just cuz I have depression or a disease, or I was bi, then wouldn't that be oppressive and unfair?
It's the same for them. Yeah, they have a brain condition, but that doesn't make them "less human" or de-voided of their rights as a human being, you know what I mean?
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Posted 9/8/18 , edited 9/8/18
Yes, they should. It will not be democratic , if their opportunities to express their views gets limited just because they are autistic.

P.S. The people who have read carefully the information in my profile might know that I am autistic.

Edit: I like the fact that most people have voted with "Yes" on this poll.
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Posted 9/8/18 , edited 9/8/18
No.

t. another autistic person
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27 / F / Trinidad and Tobago
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Posted 9/8/18 , edited 9/8/18
I dated an Autistic guy once, hence my view.
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