Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Ari Ne'eman's Latest Attack on Autistic Children
Here's the link to the whole lie by Ari Ne'eman's ASAN. The following statement is such an obscene and malicious attack against autistic children that it should be used to gag Ari Ne'eman from ever using the word "autism" for the rest if his life. It should be used to prevent him from ever speaking about autism in any capacity in Washington DC. "Autistic people do not “recover” and the idea of “recovery” has been profoundly damaging to the Autistic community, encouraging service providers to emphasize normalcy above other more meaningful goals. Furthermore, by teaching Autistic children and adults that “recovery” – pretending to be something we are not – is the “optimal outcome” they can achieve, we send a profoundly damaging message to Autistic people, our families, and the public at large. Autism is a natural part of the human condition and not something to recover from or eliminate. The goal of autism research and service provision should be to create happy Autistic people, not to encourage ‘passing for non-Autistic’ without regard to the impact on our quality of life.