ace-pergers-syndrome:

theconcealedweapon:

autisticliving:

bloodblonde89:

autisticliving:

[Image text: “#autismawareness How would you feel if your parents were raising money to research how to make sure nobody ever has a child like you?”]

Cancerwareness: How would you feel if your parents were raising money to make sure nobody ever has a child like you?

Cysticfibrosisawareness: How would you feel if your parents were raising money to make sure nobody ever has a child like you?

Taysachsawareness: How would you feel if your parents were raising money to make sure nobody ever has a child like you?

Do you realize how ridiculous this sounds?

Maybe your fucking parents care about the troubles and issues you’ve suffered and hope another child doesn’t have to suffer you absolute morons. 

You’re making a common but very dangerous mistake by comparing autism to cancer and chronic illnesses. Unlike cancer, autism is a fundamental part of how our brains are built, which means that autism cannot be separated from who we are as people. Autism isn’t an illness, it’s a neurotype – it’s something we are, not something separate like cancer that is happening to us and which is inherently negative. When you want to remove or cure our autism, you’re saying that you want to cure or remove a central part of who we are, a defining part of our personalities and how we experience the world, and that’s a very dangerous sentiment to have towards your child.

The suffering associated with cancer is caused by cancer. 

The suffering associated with autism is not caused by autism, but by how society treats autistic people.

Stop comparing them.

If you don’t want an autistic person to suffer, just stop making them suffer.

^^^^^^^^^

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