Saturday, September 6, 2008

Food for thought, a cool quote.

Found this quoted on a Neurodiversity page...

"People with autistic spectrum disorders are not victims of autism,\ they are victims of society. They do not suffer from their developmental differences, they suffer from prejudice, ignorance, lack of understanding, exploitation, verbal abuse - all this and more from that sector of society which considers itself socially able. "


1 comment:

Ivar T said...

It probably sounds extreme to many, but one should be aware that this is true for many people diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome - many have an experience of bullying and abuse for simply having a peculiar behavior, and just see more of just that bullying and abuse when they are described as victims of who they are.