WHERE’S THE RESPECT – Why can’t the #Autism community get along?

I’m not going to go deep into this because it’s late but I want to just put this night there and see what your thoughts are…

This is a simple question with what I would suspect is not a simple answer.

Why can’t the Autism community get along? Why can’t we respect each others differences? Why can’t we treat each other with respect?

It’s so sad for me to see people fighting instead of working together. 



I would love to hear your thoughts on this subject?

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buxom9412
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buxom9412

Lost_and_Tired I am staying out of the battle I have enough with two at home that fight with me or themselves

Katy Murray
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Katy Murray

Because I don’t think people understand there is more than one cause of autism: genetic and environmental. Maybe even the combination. People aren’t so good at empathy, especially when dealing with their own grief of their autism situation. For example, people want to discount the immunization theory because it hasn’t been proven to correlate, but I believe there is a possibility that maybe there is a genetic component that interacts with the immunization theory. And also, I believe autism appears in different ways, but it is such a blanket diagnosis. My son’s autism wasn’t diagnosed until he was in middle… Read more »

Carrollynn Henshaw
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Carrollynn Henshaw

Too much stress. Too little sleep.

C_Brusca
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C_Brusca

AutismParentMag Lost_and_Tired now we’re talking! Stop with the Boycott talk and read that blog!

April Roga
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April Roga

I have not had any “fighting” on my page. Most autism parents are very supportive of others. However, I think that as autism parents, our emotions run high (and on very little sleep and mental rest). We tend to lash out easily if someone even looks at us the wrong way. Every child and every family and every way of parenting is different. If we all thought the same way and had the same views, where would we be in this world? I think we get so used to defending ourselves to those who are outside looking in, that it… Read more »

Kim Kennedy
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Kim Kennedy

April Roga hit this one on the head for me. I would like to add that its frustrating that none of us have a SOLID reason why our children and so many others children are this way. We simply do not know and who knows if we will ever find out in our lifetime. Just that alone is frustrating. Yeah and the sleep thing…lol

Maria Hall
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Maria Hall

Because it is made up of people, Rob….. and people are opinionated, stubborn, broken, and highly imperfect?

Cassandra Stone Boland
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Cassandra Stone Boland

I think all of us are just so devoted to defending and caring for our children that our emotions block the ability think logically, so we lash out.

Jessica Wesolowski
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Jessica Wesolowski

Too much stress, not enough sleep or empathy and too many varied experiences. People tend to have a comparison mentality when it comes to any child, and it seems no different within the autism community. I’ve seen people say things like “you don’t know what it’s like to deal with a non-verbal child, yours speaks” but then there’s the flip side; mine speaks but 85-95% of the time I’m translating for people who don’t understand and her meltdowns and stim behaviours are extreme even with a vocabulary, not to mention she didn’t speak a sentence until she was 3 and… Read more »

rjones22
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rjones22

my son has behcet’s (an autoimmune diesease) and he got the bad gene from me and his dad both. i still blame me. i think it is just “mother guilt” as I feel guilty about every bad thing that has happended to my sick son. my other son got neither bad gene thank God.

hudginsvicky
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hudginsvicky

I know you’ve brought up this issue before and I’ve always remained silent…what good will it do to speak my mind? Now I’m going to, if for no reason other than to get this off my chest. This will sound awful, but truthfully I don’t give a rip about the “community.” My son, the youngest of five, will turn 18 in a few days. He will graduate from high school in June with a satisfactory GPA, but absolutely no goals, ambition, or plans for what lies ahead. To say that I’m concerned about the future is putting it mildly. The… Read more »

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Janet Meliti
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Janet Meliti

Somtimes I think its all the many kinds of info and perspectives and views etc that is out there on the subject alot of people have a a hard time putting aside what is important and to agree to get along even if we dont neccesarily agree etc on things.

Janet Meliti
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Janet Meliti

I agree with many of the posted comments on here as well very well to the point emotiones etc.