Autism Rights

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Thread Topic: Autism Rights

  • Queen Tasha Newbie
    I have a Spectrum called Autism. I never got my full curriculum in Elementary school because they thought education was too challenging for me. Also, adults with autism are treated like they're bad because they didn't 'grow out of Autism'. I now debate the rights of Autism.
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    IHLAOY Advanced
    Good for you, kiddo.
    Now move along, the mentally sane people are trying to talk.
  • Queen Tasha Newbie
    Yeah! I am talking! (Though, technically we're typing, not talking)
  • Queen Tasha Newbie
    If you're trying to say I'm not mentally sane, I'd like to point out the number one rule of this Wine Cellar ment for debate. Do not insult other people. Though I am the kind of person who is okay with being called crazy, or weird, calling me insane because of Autism is a line. Because you aren't just making fun of me, you're making fun of a lot of kind people who struggle to live in your world. If you don't like me starting a conversation/debate about my Autism, then I'd suggest you don't click on the conversation: Autism Rights.
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    Infinity Advanced
    Well, can you give further insight as to what you mean? I personally never looked into the rights of those who are autistic. So what is it about the system that you believe violates your rights or that is unfair?
  • Queen Tasha Newbie
    Well, as children everyone fusses about being careful not to 'challenge them' too much and tries to teach them to 'fit in'. While teachers are teaching us to "Mind our own business" when a friend is sad or being bullied, to "act our age" (then get us in trouble for acting like the other kids at school), they aren't giving us our whole curriculum because they think it's too Challenging for us.
  • Queen Tasha Newbie
    Then, as adults, people will be confused because we didn't grow out of our Autism! It is also hard to get a job with Autism, because if your boss's office smells strong, is noisy, or is too bright, what is minor background problems too a boss is an assault to Autistic brains. Society doesn't understand that, so they don't hire them because they keep staring at the window, covering their ears, or making odd noises while the boss is talking. Even though the person is still listening, and had all the skills and more for the job.
  • Queen Tasha Newbie
    Finally, as if all this pressure from society wasn't enough for people like me to handle, we are treated like we're sick. Yes. SOME (not all) People with Autism have meltdowns. Yes. People with Autism have stronger senses and thought so fast that sometimes the mouth won't catch up. But, you would have a panic attack if you were being torchered by fear and no one could understand what you were saying, so they yelled and laughed at you. It doesn't mean we're sick. Autism is merely that the brain is being used more than the average 10%. That makes problems though in a society that doesn't understand that.
  • Queen Tasha Newbie
    While companies like Autism Speaks are making a fortune from the challenges of people like Autism, and convincing society to believe they're sick, who is helping for the rights? That's why I've been learning and debating, hoping someday, maybe when I'm older, to prove that Autism can be a good thing, if people give us a chance!!!
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    Infinity Advanced
    Hmm okay I see what you mean. I never thought of it that way.
    From what you're saying, I understand that Autistic individuals should be able to choose to take whatever classes they feel comfortable with rather than being stuck in specified classes according to their condition. Yes, is that what you think should happen? That's what I believe should happen. I believe that the individual should speak up and tell their parents or teachers that they are ready, if that's the case.
    Yes, when it comes to jobs, i understand. There are laws placed to prevent the discrimination of disabilities in the workplace, whether they are followed or not, I have no idea.
    But I think the real problem is how uninformed society is about these problems. I didn't realize this was an issue. If anything, if you truly feel passionate about people with mental disorders are misunderstood, you should work on bringing awareness to this issue. And never let anyone try to define you just by your condition. Don't let it limit you, but empower you to do good things. It sure seems like you're headed down the right track.






    PS the idea that the brain only uses 10% is a myth.
  • Queen Tasha Newbie
    Yes, Autism rights is a huge issue that people barely know of. Because of special things like 'Autism Awareness Week' starting on April 2 every year, they think they're helping Autism. They're really helping a company that uses the charities for parties and stuff, and to convince people that Autism is a disorder so they get more money.

    Also, I have a reason that the Autistic education problem isn't being identified. How can someone tell their parents what's happening if most people with Autism can't talk/have a hard time communicating/are being treated like THEY are the problem. The most common reason is that they are treated like They're the problem. They're being told they have to fit in, the teachers are there to help them, they have to mind there own business or ignore bullies. With Teaches being the boss, 'Normal kids' trying to get out of work with insulting teachers making Autistic kids who are brave enough look bad, society teaching the children that they're disabled and that teachers are trying to help them fit in, how can someone under this pressure, making them feel that they're a dangerous robot that could go out of control and needs to be fixed, How could they tell their parents if they think they're a problem and the teachers are trying to fix them?
  • Queen Tasha Newbie
    I am very passionate about Autism rights. Especially since every one thinks that kids with Autism are being helped by the company Autism Speaks. With children growing up to be Adults, and people wonder why the teachers failed to get the Autism out, or why the kid didn't grow out of it!

    Autism isn't something you need to "Fix" or something you can "Grow out of". It's not a "Cancer" or a "Bomb". It's merely a part of who we are.

    A way I like to think of Autism, is merely a new way of life... People question the creation of Autism as they do the creation of life, so maybe we're just a different version of humanity. My dream is to create a society where people with Autism or Down syndrome, or other spectrums can thrive and learn in! If someone with Autism was in a place they felt comfortable, they could use the talents that come with Autism to do amazing things!!!
  • Queen Tasha Newbie
    I'm glad you now know and understand! I enjoy debate because it helps me share my opinions and facts with others. It helps me learn other sides of a situation as well! It's a way of releasing the stress that the lack of Autism rights gives me, or the lack of human rights in general.

    I will always spread awareness, acceptance, understanding, knowledge, and hope for people with Autism! Right now, I have a facebook page as the start of my new company for Autism rights. To start a real company, I'll have to wait till I'm older. But until then, debating in the online world will have to do!
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    Hephaestuschild Hot Shot
    as an autistic person I'm sort of offended you think we need special rights. Holy.
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    Queen Tasha Novice
    I don't think we should have special rights! I think we should have EQUAL rights! People think we are sick or disabled!!! But we're not... We're just different! And people need to stop taking away our rights because of that!!!

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