Reading a book review of a book written by a parent of an autistic child. I will not link to it.

It offers 2 profoundly&profoundly damaging untrue assertions. How can we still be In This Place after so many fucking years of ND advocates explaining this patiently, ad nauseam? 1/x
1st untrue claim: the #neurodiversity movement “doesn’t accept that there are those whose significant intellectual disability precludes the level of abstract thinking, logical reasoning&creative processing necessary to make any kind of philosophical argument.” Utter bullshit.
I have watched people in this movement walk the walk. I could tick off a huge list of ways&examples that people in the embracing, empathic, important, profoundly necessary #neurodiversity movement absolutely, unreservedly show this acceptance...&far more.
2nd untrue claim: "But then there are those like Jonah whom the neurodiversity movement would rather not acknowledge as one of their own..."

This is offensive AF. #Neurodiversity advocates hv repeatedly&patiently explained&explained&explained again how that absolutely do ...
... not only acknowledge but also embrace&seek to advocate for&help interpret&work their asses of to create a better society for "those like Jonah." Such a bold lie, so easily disputable, threads&threads on this hellsite alone of #neurodiversity advocates explicitly acknowledging
I am so disgusted by this&sick of this facile misprepresentation of #neurodiversity, which has clearly articulated mission&goals that are being torqued&distorted&misrepresented by angry people who want more attention to themselves than to the people they claim to write abt.
Y'all just keep making this work harder. Whatever. You aren't gonna stop the progress of #neurodiversity, no matter how retributive you are about it or how self-centering you are abt it or how hard you resist its profound humanist message &willfully distort its mission.
The world is split enough by wedges as it is. It's galling &gutting to see people who ought to be sitting with ears&minds&hearts open behaving this way&paving paths to future damage, senselessly sucking up energy.
But you will not prevail. I've marked the progress of #neurodiversity for ~20 y. It's fucking remarkable. &there is more still to come. Some folks can dig in&resist&complain&whatever, but that progress will continue -- in spite of them but always always for their children.
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