'Autism' Is Discrimination
I'm sick and tired of being treated like a retard just because I'm a nerd. Autism label is complete discrimination.
It reminds of the "you're going to hell" comments some religious people make, that essentially means they think you'll burn in eternal damnation. The "you seem autistic" quickly turns into an insinuation that I have a brain defect. I have looked up dictionary meanings only to findout that the definition of nerd is nearly identical to the diagnosis of high functioning autism, which I'm not happy about. I will say it here and now; autism doesn't exist. How dare you say I have a brain disorder?! I will fight for my rights and ask others diagnosed on the spectrum to fight for theirs as well.
What has our society come to, that we declare anyone who's like Einstein or Beethoven are mentally impaired? Gay people had to fight for their rights for homosexuality not to be a disorder and so do us nerds. Nerds slave over science inventing stuff like IPods, Laptops, just about everything, and now these consumers respond by labeling us with a defect? Maybe nerds should stop inventing things for these selfish, ignorant imps.
Sensory Processing Disorder Explained | SPD Foundation Is far better suited to describe those currently diagnosed with severe autism.