This is a page just for you who would like to be the center of your own cause. There is a growing number of us attending UC Davis every year, and so we would like to increase public acceptance of our differences.
"Help us find the missing piece of the puzzle"
"Let's put an end to this epidemic!"
"Autism is a devastating disorder that kidnaps healthy children, leaving behind an empty shell"
There are several online organizations created by autistics themselves, and many of us would agree that these scare tactics are very offensive and only further spread misunderstanding. Although we do not deny that there is a disability in place, many of us would much rather be accepted the way we are (and given supports to help us live more independently), than to be "cured" of our alternative way of thinking. Many of us embrace a radical new concept called "Neurodiversity," the idea that no two brains are alike, and that sometimes it is society that causes us problems rather than our atypical thinking style.
Resources to Consider
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