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POEM TITLE: AUTISM

A: Although I might behave a little bit different from you but that does not make me a different person; for autism is not a processing error but a different operating system
#AutismAwareness #AutismAwarenessMonth
U: Unless you stop looking at me as being different or my inability, you will never discover my real abilities and strength,for they are hidden within me
T: Tolerance is the key to understanding the mystery behind my behaviour and to why I act the way I do,so be a little
#Autism
patient with me
I: Ignorance of who I am is the menace... not autism,for autism is just a word and not a disease
S: Stop the stigmatization against autism; for we deserve your love above all odds...for love overcomes all
#AutismAwareness
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Just noticed there’s some more “othering” of self diagnosed autistics going on, so I’m going to drop some #ActuallyAutistic views on the subject - As a formally diagnosed autistic.

Let's go ahead and consider this some more education in the name of #AutismAwarenessMonth.
Now - I don’t believe myself to be “greater than” those who are self diagnosed by virtue of my formal diagnosis, but I Think I should put it out there as cred. Consider it using my privilege for good.

SO.
Most places won’t cover DX (Bizarre, with how medicalized autism is in public discourse!), and assessment can be prohibitively expensive. Even for those who have it covered / can afford it, there can be huge waiting lists. Assessment comes with many barriers.
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April is #AutismAwarenessMonth
Everyday, I would try to post something from our #autismjourney to spread #awareness #AutismAwareness #autismfamilies
How do you know if your child loves you/hates you, needs you/doesn’t care about you, is hungry/hurting etc? In #autism we usually guess the need of the child depending upon the intensity of the #meltdown or tantrum. #AutismAwareness #AutismAwarenessMonth #AutismFamilies @yaps9
Avani (my daughter) hadn’t started talking till 2 years of age. That got us worried and we were soon given the diagnosis that our child is on #autismspectrum Although she has speech, am still waiting for her to say ‘mumma’ minus any demand. #AutismAwareness #AutismAwarenessMonth
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So let me tell you a story about the Lost Boys of the CJS. There are girls too but they are even harder to see because, well, everyday sexism in diagnosis of #Autism.

#AutismAwarenessMonth is meaningless unless we actually start to accept & understand Autistics as they are.
This is a thread - I don’t know how many parts.

Warning: I apologise in advance if I use inadvertently ableist language or non first person #autistic terms. I am not Autistic but I try and fail.

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Let me choose Peter as my generic example. He’s no more real than the original Lost Boy, Peter Pan but just as lost.
Peter is now 19. And when I first meet him, he looks so young and small even in the tiny cell at Court.But his solicitors have already sent me his life story.

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