Thursday, December 11, 2008

What Does "Positive" Autism Awareness Mean?

What exactly does "positive" autism awareness mean? Is that concept consistent with "realistic" autism awareness?

I have already expressed my concern that the realities and challenges faced by the severely autistic may not be reflected on Autism twitter Day next Tuesday, December 16. Bonnie/AutismFamily, the force behind Autism Twitter Day, responded to those concerns by reference to her own child.

Still I can't help but wonder when I see the adjective "positive" used to describe autism awareness whether it is an attempt to censor the discussion, to promote an unrealistic, feel good picture of autism like that promoted on Autism Vox, LeftBrain/Right Brain and other "Autism" Hub, neurodiversity sites.

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