Yesterday, I was scrolling through my Facebook news feed and saw that my friend, Jennifer–an Autistic activist, was upset by a blog post written by a popular blogger. Basically, the post was calling out parents like me that don’t want to change our kids. He says we are lying. I wouldn’t care except for the fact that my friend Heather refers to him as the “Prom King” of parents to Autistic kids because he has such a huge following and hero worshipers.
He relied on the tired old premise that those parents that don’t want to change their children do not have the same kind of Autistic child as he has. Meaning “too high functioning.”
People like my daughter and Amy Sequenzia are routinely written off because they…
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