When Will Idiotic "Autism-Wannabe" Aspie JackAsses Stop Giving Us ACTUAL Autistics a Bad Name? Aspergers is NOT Autism, You Damned Stupid Bastards!!!
a copy paste of my response, with lots of links added that were not in the original...(see this link for the massive 500+ post thread I'm responding to.)...
sigh I looked at this link hoping to find ACTUALLY Autistic people posting. Only the usual round of people with Asperger's pretending Aspergers is a type of Autism. You can always tell the people ACTUALLY diagnoses with Asperger's vs the self-diagnosis, by whither or not they say they have Autism.
Asperger's is an Autism Spectrum Disorder NOT a type of Autism.
Autism Spectrum Disorder means a disease that is NOT a type of Autism but is often mistaken for or confused with Autism.
I was wondering how a thread supposedly by Autistic people had 500+ posts when 73% of the Autistic population on the planet can not talk, read, stand, eat, write, or even blink their eyes. Most are bedridden, with require diaper changes their entire adult life, and be tube fed.
Fewer then 3% of the world's ACTUALLY Autistic adult population will ever be able to go out in public without adult supervision, will ever learn to speak in full sentences. It's not a case of being shy, it's a case of being physically retarded (in the true medical sense of the word) (but NOT mentally retarded as tests have shown that in spite of their lack of physical function, their brains often function above average) and never having the option to have friends simply because few people are willing to visit and befriend a house bound person.
I'm sorry, but Aspie's marching around pretending to be Autistic and claiming they are spreading awareness about Autism are actually doing far more harm then good, by spreading misinformation about a physically crippling disease that is a far cry for a social anxiety or a mental disorder.
You want an ACCURATE portrayal of Autism? Watch RainMan. RainMan is a true story about someone who is ACTUALLY Autistic, not an Aspie pretending to have Autism. Huge amounts of research went into making that movie the most accurate portrayal of Autism ever created. RainMan is an EXTREMELY HIGH FUNCTIONING Autistic person and you can see how SEVERELY limited his ability to function is. I wish more people wanting to portray Autism accurately would watch RainMan, research ACTUAL Autism patients, and learn the difference between Aspergers and Autism.
Aspergers is NOT Autism.
Autism is NOT Aspergers.
And guess what? You can be diagnosed with BOTH.
If they were 2 names for the same thing, you couldn't be diagnosed with BOTH of them. Did you never think of that?
Anyone claiming they have Autism and then telling you "it the Aspie type" is self diagnosed, because no medical doctor is going to interchange 2 SEPARATE illnesses, especially not when one is a MENTAL ILLNESS (Aspergers) and the other is a PHYSICAL DISORDER (Autism).
This post is coming to you from someone who was ACTUALLY diagnosed with ACTUAL Autism NOT an Autism Spectrum Disorder.
List of Interviews with a person who has ACTUAL Autism:
Why Did The Signs Return? | Stalker Caught On Camera | What IS Autism? & Writing Autistic Characters | Hour Long Interview With An Autistic Author on What It Is Actually Like To Live With Actual Autism
Harsh Medical Facts vs Urban Myth Rumours - Stop Using Autism As a Cop Out For Your Aspie's Bad Behaviour
The Kidnapped Cats | Vandals Fill House With Feces | The Terror Crazed Town of Old Orchard Beach | Interview With The Real Autistic Girl About The Events That Inspired Stephen King's Chinga
The Autism Boom vs The Lobotomy: 1940s Cure For Aspergers | Autism vs Schizophrenia vs Aspergers
The Physical Symptoms of Autism | Autism vs Tourette's | Missshapened Eyes, Allergies, Photosensitivity
Aspergers is NOT Autism - Autism is NOT Aspergers - Know the Difference - The Autism Tag (EP.03)
#SheCantBeAutistic - Did You Know Aspergers is a Type of Schizophrenia? Common Autism Urban Myths
What Is The Best Thing About Being An Autistic Adult? - The Autism Tag (EP.08)
WARNING - DISTURBING CONTENT: Do Autistic People Have Photographic Memories - The Autism Tag (EP.07)
Living With Autism | Mute For 37 Years | Interupted By Psycho Stalker Attacks 8 Times In 5 Hours
Selective Mutism, Not Making Eye Contact, Rocking, Etc. - The Autism Tag (EP.04)
Autism vs Mercury | Parents of Autistic Children In Denial | Changing Doctors | #SheCantBeAutistic
Old Orchard Beach Town Hall Denies Building Permits on Grounds of Autism - Forces Crippled Autistic Woman to Live Under a Tarp For 10 Years
WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT: Stalker Attacks During Interview - Gun Toting Lunatic Caught on Camera In My Driveway - Triggers PTSD Meltdown on Camera Resulting In The Rant: When Will Asperger's Stop Giving ACTUAL Autistics a Bad Name? - The Autism Tag