Let's be totally clear here so there's no misunderstandings and bcuz I've had another influx of new folks who don't know me very well yet:
In my mind, based on my own lived experiences, the trust I place in my own people and my instinct to protect them from a world that HATES US that I should always listen to my fellow Auts first and foremost when it comes to Autistic lives, health, experiences, desires, etc.
When I say I'm also "an Autistic parent" (esp to bigots and puppets) I'm not implying that I'm better than other Autistics in any way. I'm DEFINITELY NOT!

It's not even always for the person I'm speaking to. Sometimes it's for the rest of the crowd listening in.
It proves a VERY important point that more folks should pay attention to:

All the bigots and the Warrior Parents that harass us always use the excuse that they're "parents/carers/specialists" so that's why they "know better" about our own minds and lives than we do.
My very existence and how they treat me should be all the proof you need to know when it comes 2 how they REALLY feel abt Autists, even Autistic adults!

Do y'all really think we should TRUST someone who thinks theyre better than us? Or doesnt treat us equally and w/humanity?

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