Deficit. Disorder. Fault. Burden. Cost. "Service User".
That narrative poisons. It kills. It harms/
Well, no, it's really not./
We can see the results in the rising number diagnosed with PTSD and cPTSD/
More jobs? Of course not.
More respect in society? Well, no.
More learning of the wonderful gifts of self, friendship and skills that may await, on encountering us? Nope.
Just hate. So.../
Think, "Would I want to be described as a set of deficits to be corrected?"
And read your way through this lot. annsautism.blogspot.com/2019/01/autism…
Together, we can make a difference. As respectful partners with one another.
We put together events designed by autistic people, led by autistic people..., and the result is so positive,so well received by most.
Not a deficit. Different.
Tell me, when you decide to nip down the shops for a loaf of bread, or get on the bus to go to the cinema, are you 'accessing the community'?
Hey, family, fancy Accessing the Community today?