I saw this on Facebook today:
So of course I went to Google and typed "Autistic people should." It auto-generated this:
I'm not surprised after all the hatred that flowed toward people with Autism after the Sandy Hook shootings. I tried to ignore that. But this bothers me. So I'm creating my own post on what I think Autistic People Should Do. Because it's certainly not to crawl into a hole and die.
Here is what the Autism Society of America had to say about the discussion:
Autism Society: No Link Between Autism and Planned Violence
Of course, it's better to use the words "person with Autism" instead of "Autistic." But since we want this post to show up on Google's feed, we'll use their terminology.
So here's my vote, to spread the flash blog and Hope for Autism.
Autistic People Should:
have a nice place to live (i.e., clean, safe, and cheery)
not be restrained or put in seclusion
receive proper medical, behavioral, social, and nutritional care
have a say in their own treatment plans
have a say in the laws that are made for and about them
participate in community and public events
be taught and encouraged to make positive choices in their life
receive schooling and employment training in their least restrictive environment
have a job they enjoy, just like everyone else
be encouraged to live a happy, healthy, productive life, just like everyone else
be loved by their family
be free to find love
What did I forget? Do you disagree? Add your suggestions below in the comments. What do you think Autistic People Should Do?