Yesterday I posted about an autistic blogger named Jonathan Mitchell who wrote an article on his site urging other autistic persons and persons with an interest in autism to reject ND ideology to Just Say No to neurodiversity. I received a heated, and somewhat confused, response from someone who identified himself as "Robert Montgomery" although he provided no email address, link or url to confirm that name and I learned for the first time that autistic persons who disagree with the ND ideology are dismissed by neurodiversity adherents as "house autistics". They are also, apparently, dismissed as being liars about their past.
This particular "Robert Montgomery" seemed very upset that I had posted a comment about an autistic individual, Jonathan Mitchell, who dared reject the neurodiversity ideology. In fact he was so upset he posted his comment in response to the wrong article, posting incorrectly under my CNTNAP2 Gene And The Unravelling Of Autism Spectrum Disorders article. This alleged Robert Montgomery accuses Mr Mitchell of being a "house" autistic and declares that "sadly, like most house autistics, they lie about their past."
Show Original Post Collapse commentsI personally don't know what Mr. Mitchell meant by his reference to Special Education or whether, as Mr. Montgomery contends. no such "Special Education" could have existed at the time Mr. Mitchell would have attended school but I assume that Mr. Mitchell is telling the truth about a non-controversial matter of that nature. Obviously Mr. Montgomery, at least in whatever state of mind he was in at the time he posted the above note, is very quick to jump to conclusions about other peoples' honesty and character.
I have long known of, and been on the receiving end of, the heated nature of many internet autism debates. Mr. Montgomery's post though seems beyond the pale even by those standards. Hopefully his views of Mr. Mitchell and any other autistic person who presume to disagree with Neurodiversity doctrine are not shared by other Neurodiversity adherents.