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What is the one thing you want the world to know about ASD?

Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,676 Disability Gamechanger
As it is Autism Awareness Week, we asked the hive brain on twitter what is the one thing they would want the world to know about ASD and got some great responses.  We'd love to know your thoughts.

What do you think? We know it's complex and that everyone is different but if you had to share one thing about ASD what would it be?

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  • Nystagmite
    Nystagmite Member Posts: 603 Pioneering
    One thing is hard!

    Once you've met a person with Autism, you've met one person with Autism.
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  • Nystagmite
    Nystagmite Member Posts: 603 Pioneering
    One assumption that bugs me is that as someone who was diagnosed as an adult, I should have adapted by now, therefore, I can't get any support. Adapted to what exactly? Being taken advantage of? Not being able to communicate my needs?

    Just because I was diagnosed as an adult, doesn't mean I've adapted, nor does it mean my needs are less greater than the people who were diagnosed as a child. I need just as much support as them.
  • Ariel
    Ariel Member Posts: 16 Courageous
    Hm...one thing?

    I think it would have to be:

    "Just because some autistic people aren't noticeably autistic, that doesn't mean that they're not struggling inside."
  • bendigedig
    bendigedig Member Posts: 254 Pioneering
    I believe that its Autism Awareness Week?  

    Like so many of these initiatives,  they are only as good as what comes from them.

    So,  whats the outcome?  Has anything good come from it?

    I'd like the world to know that there is no big deal about ASD.  We all just need to treat people with a bit more care and consideration.

    If we all practised the "golden rule" in the way that we should, then there probably wouldnt be a need for an Autism awareness week or any other week for that matter.

    Perhaps we should have a "lets try and get our society to function correctly week"?


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