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Autism & Me
A Plea To NaNoWriMo Overachievers:
If You're Gonna Write Autistic Characters,
Then Stop Research Asperger's And
Start Researching Autism For A Change!

As has been requested (endlessly) EK's Star Log is returning to the internet. You can still read the original archive here... https://eelkat.wordpress.com 

The reason you couldn't find it is because I set it to private un-index mode, meaning it no longer shows up in Google search results and can only be accessed by a direct link.

Meaning, if you didn't have the url for it, no amount of searching for it would tell you how to find it. Anyone who had the url could still access it though.

I had set it to private September 23, 2013, intending to move each page here to EelKat.com... however, November 14, 2013, after only moving about 30 pages, I was beaten up and left paralyzed for 5 months, then spent 18 months relearning to walk. I am still crippled and have limited mobility.

Below is one of the blog posts that originally appeared on EK's Star Log. The original articles are still online but no longer indexed in Google. Links to the original article, are included with this post, as is the original posting date. Clicking the links will take you to the original site, where you can see the old Space Dock 13 website still online. Space Dock 13 as it looked when hosted on WordPress from 2003 to 2013.


By EelKat Wendy C Allen

Autism & Me: The Squidoo Lens

A Plea To NaNoWriMo Overachievers: 
If You're Gonna Write Autistic Characters,
Then Stop Research Asperger's And 
Start Researching Autism For A Change!

"Can anyone tell me how to write characters with autism while avoiding stereotypes? Thank you."

Here is my response to a question from the NaNoWriMo forums on avoiding the stereo types when writing about characters with Autism:

"Can anyone tell me how to write characters with autism while avoiding stereotypes? Thank you."

My response, resulted in a 500+ page non-fiction book on living with autism. 

The response, went off into a rant, not because of the person asking the question, but instead, because of the 300+ Asperger's patients who responded to the question to tell her how to write ASPEGER'S characters, all while claiming their Asperger's was the SAME THING as Autism.

More then 2,000 forum posts were added to the thread, by these 300+ people, boldly spreading huge amounts of extremely inaccurate misinformation about what Autism is and is not, and helping to spread the urban myth that Aspergers is a type of Autism.

Sadly after taking 3 days to read every post on the thread, I finally reached the end to find that not even ONE of the more then 2,000 posts had given her ANY information about Autism.

My response is too long for one page, all pages are being linked to here:

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Autism vs Law & Order

As I said back up farther, I live by the laws of the church to the letter, in the strictest of fashions. This puzzles people (keeping in mind here, that the only people I know personally are themselves Mormons.) There have been several occasions (usually missionaries) when I have been asked:

  • Why don’t you put on a bathing suit and go swimming with the rest of the church?
  • Why don’t you eat meat?
  • Why don’t you get a job?
  • Why do you always wear floor length dresses?
  • Why don’t you wear make up?
  • Why don’t you have any piercings?
  • Why don’t you cut your hair?
  • Why don’t you own any credit cards?
  • Life would be much easier for you if you had some money, why don’t you take out a loan?

Why?

Because every one of those things are things the church teaches you NOT to do.

I am increasingly amazed at the fact that these people, these so-called members, who see absolutely nothing wrong with doing those things.

And if I had a penny for every time a member used the phrase: “But it’s only a little white lie . . . ” I’d be a millionaire now.

So, what does this have to do with Autism? Well, I used to think all of these people were a bunch of no-good, evil rotten, immoral hypocrites who had only joined the church because it was the “thing to do” and they just joined to be hip, rather than because they actually wanted to obey God’s laws. (Actually, I still think that about quite a few of them, but that’s besides the point) However, since finding out I had Autism, I discovered something which I found very odd and possibly the most puzzling thing of all: it’s human nature to want to disobey the law and only people who have Autism see anything wrong with bending rules, finding loop holes, and telling little white lies! OMG!

You mean I’m a freak because I WANT to obey the laws and rules! This realization just about blew me away. It never would have occurred to me, that it was natural for people to not want obey rules. It never occurred to me that strict obedience of rules, regulations, laws, and ordinances was so rare, that it could be considered a symptom of a mental disorder. All these years, I thought people had something wrong with them because they were disobeying laws of the land and laws of God, and now I find out, that it’s me who has something wrong because I DON’T disobey them!

Well, all I can say is I’m completely flabbergasted and have no idea what to say about this. The very idea of willingly being disobedient to anything is just too much for me to comprehend and I don’t know how to deal with people who think it’s okay and completely natural to be disobedient.

More info on no meat, no violence, no guns, anti animal testing, anti war, and how I came to think that way . . . http://www.squidoo.com/No-Meat and the story behind how the Proctor and Gamble Boycott got started by an autistic girl (me): http://www.squidoo.com/Voice-of-the-Voiceless

The section above was originally written in 2007. A 2017 10th Anniversary update is coming soon and will appear in this section below.



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