Autism Is Not a Disability, It's a Different Ability
I originally posted this story in another experience, but it makes more sense to put it here---
I don't really consider autism a disability but most of society does. I have 16 year old autistic son who has a difficult time getting around in what we call the typical world. According to him, we nuero typicals (nt) are the ones with the problem.
He feels we get too hung up with things like being polite following societal rules. He doesn't understand why we try to change him to fit into our world. His needs are very few and very simple. He likes order and quiet. If he chooses to talk he talks, if he doesn't he won't. He prefers structure to change.
Why should we care if that's the way he wants to live his life? He's kind and caring and just wants to do his own thing.
I have to say, that I think he's got the right of it. He doesn't bother worrying about what others think of him or if he's wearing the latest styles.
So really, who is the disabled one, him or us?