Fixing what’s broken within the #Autism community

One of the things that I’ve seen as an obstacle within the Autism community, is our ability to work together regardless of our differing beliefs. I’ve spoken about the major rifts that have formed and how those rifts are preventing unity. 

If you’ve been blessed enough to not run into one of these rifts, count yourself lucky because it’s not always a pleasant experience, especially for the newly initiated parents within the community who have no idea what they’re walking into. 

Likewise, if you haven’t experienced this first hand, don’t discount the validity of these words because many others have experienced these things.  

These rifts have led to factions or individual groups that sorta break off and do their own thing. What leads to these secessions is often a differing of opinions on one or more of several key issues.  

  1. Vaccines
  2. Neurodiversity 
  3. A cure
  4. Adult Autistics
  5. Parents/Caregivers
  6. Advacacy
  7. High functioning vs low functioning
  8. Controversial diets

I know I’m forgetting something but the above list covers what I’ve personally experienced to be major factions within the Autism community. 

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