A Quick Note About “Autism Martyr Parents”

You can find them in “Autism Mommy Facebook Groups”, blog pages, and even writing books about how their “lives are heavily burdened by their autistic children”. You may have encountered them and not even know it. What is an autism martyr parent?
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Meltdown Videos of Autistic Children – Awareness or Exploitation?

They’re not hard to find. You can dig them up on blogs, Youtube and even the news with a quick Google search – disturbing videos of autistic children in distress, while parents film.

Viral sympathy videos could quickly be viewed all over the world. Once a video is out there it is forever. The consequences of this are not always immediately apparent, but can be lifelong, impacting relationships with peers (kids are mean and bullies could easily use this footage), future employers, and others. Continue reading Meltdown Videos of Autistic Children – Awareness or Exploitation?

Autistic Outrage – Why is the Autistic Community so upset?

Autistic Outrage – Why is the Autistic Community so upset?

This is a question I get fairly often in relation to all the various autism related tags on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.  – “Why is the autistic community so upset?”

Because almost all of the media representation of autism comes from people who aren’t even autistic. Autistics ARE speaking. Are YOU listening? Continue reading Autistic Outrage – Why is the Autistic Community so upset?