This couple is impassioned about changing other’s misconceptions about people on the spectrum.
We must stand firm in our values and express them in our daily actions. This is the only way to ensure change.
I see a world with a multitude of autistic experiences; love can be experienced in many ways. My friends and I would like to share our experiences with you.
I’m hopeful that these young people who have to spend their formidable years being doubted and demeaned will collectively and individually create sweeping changes.
Using arbitrary and limiting labels of high functioning and low functioning, with the intent to help one get a “better picture of the person with autism”, is not only insulting, but dehumanizing. Pathologizing reinforces a deficits view of autism. These labels serve no one. No human is all one thing. We each have good days and bad. We all have struggles and strengths.
Displaying compassion and care for clients when no one is watching is what every therapist should do.