Autism Community: It’s Ok To Disagree, But Play Nice
November 11, 2014
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November 11, 2014
So I wrote 2 somewhat controversial posts on Friday. One on the Jillian Mccabe case that took me days to write. And one on the Jerry Seinfeld autism story that literally took me 15 minutes to write.
And, of course, it was the Seinfeld one that went viral and started a war of sorts between the high functioning community & the low functioning community and that was never, ever my intent.
I know many parents with high functioning kids & aspie kids. I know their struggles are real. And I’ve seen first hand how extremely hard it can be on a daily basis. And I’ve witnessed …how mean people can be out in public when a verbal kid who seems so close to typical has a complete meltdown.
Seinfeld saying that makes me feel even less connected to those on the mildest end of the spectrum.
How can Jerry Seinfeld have the same “disorder” as my son? The aspies & people on the highest end of the spectrum must be living on a complete different planet from my son! How can these be the same condition? Do they share any of the same traits?!
That’s what was going thru my brain when I first read saw the Seinfeld interview.
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Written byFrank Campagna
I’m a 48 year old neurotypical dad with a 14 year old son with severe, non-verbal autism & epilepsy. I created this blog to rant about autism & epilepsy while celebrating my son who I affectionately call “the king” :-).
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Here is a blog written by a prisoner with autism: paulmodrowski.blogspot.com
Well said, thank you.
I am on the fence about the whole Jerry Seinfeld issue. On one hand, yes, it could lead to more awareness and possibly less of a stigma, but on the other hand, many people that are not part of the autism community are seeing yet another example of someone on the spectrum who seems to be living his life with not issues at all (on the outside). Many folks believe that this is the face of autism.
Yes, yes, and yes. I wrote similar feelings in my post from earlier this year. http://theautismonion.com/2014/06/08/speak-for-yourself/ If we could learn to stop being so threatened by differences of opinion and start supporting each other the world would be such a different place.
Grow post AD.
deleted my post saying I was offended because I realised how polarised it sounded and I couldn't bear the backlash from these people when it started.
I admire this post and what you are doing .M
Yes. Yes. Yes. And just for the record I have disagreed with 2 of your posts but yours is still my favorite blog out there 🙂