Saturday, January 16, 2010

Misunderstandings about me...

I think there's some misunderstandings about me among people. I'd like to clear them up, because it really sucks when people think you're something you're not.

*I do not hate parents of autistics. Never have, never will. I have a bit of a hard time understanding them at times, because I more often can see their child's side than theirs. I do know having a special needs child or adult is very stressful. I see this in my own stepmom and father all the time.

*I do not oppose treating autism. It's when people want to do something that is dangerous that bothers me. Or when a company is cheating people out of money by selling a treatment that doesn't work. A person is better off autistic than dead. And the more money wasted on miracle snake oil is less that can be used to actually help anybody.


Ashley said...

Just out of curiousity, how do you feel about "therapy" type treatments? Like social worker type people in one on one situations doing things like role playing and social stories.
This is what I do for a living and itd be interesting for me to see what the other side thinks of it.

Brandy said...

I think it's great. It never hurts anybody and it's worked for a lot of people. (it has helped me in the past) There are many studies out there that prove the benefits as well.

For anybody reading, you can see examples of social stories here:

Kristine said...

Thank you so much for your comments on my blog. It is so insightful to hear from a person with autism who is able to express themselves, as this is the largest problem with my son...he can not communicate well with me. I will be reading your blog to try to gain some insight on how my son experiences the world. Thank you so much!