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Speak For Yourself!

Posted by Admin on November 8, 2014 at 4:35 PM

I'm getting tired of others speaking for me. Whether they are groups like Autism Speaks or individuals on the spectrum themselves like Carly Fleischmann or Temple Grandin. I have noticed that when many people (not all, but many) talk about autism, they tend to talk about everyone on the spectrum instead of just themselves or an individual. I've seen a lot of people say "This is how we feel." or "Treat us this way!" rather than saying "In my experience" or "I personally feel". The reason I've named specific people and a specific organization in this post is because I know that many people have strong opinions about them. But the issue is, they are ALL guilty of doing this. No one - not Autism Speaks, not Carly Fleischmann, not even Temple Grandin - can speak for me. I speak for myself, and only for myself. And I wish others would do the same.

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