OP is a parent of an autistic girl, and this NEEDS TO BE VIRAL. NOW. For the sake of people with developmental or learning disabilities, it needs to be.
And the article linked within the linked article needs to be viral, too.
I have it from the author that the article linked within the linked article is getting TONS of hits.
If you don’t read anything else today, read this. Trigger warning for abuse, rape in linked article.
This is why allistic parents of autistic children need to listen to us.
For the record, my life hasn’t been much different than the autistic adult’s in the linked article. Sent a link to the horrific parent from this morning.
90% of ABA(one of the more common ‘therapies’ for autism) is training your child to be compliant with whatever other people, need, want, expect, or demand from them
IT DOES NOT TAKE MUCH IMAGINATION TO SEE WHY THIS IS A HUGE FUCKING PROBLEM