18 Facts About Autistic rights


Autism rights movement, known as the autistic acceptance movement, is a social movement within the context of disability rights that emphasizes a neurodiversity paradigm, viewing the autism spectrum as a result of natural variations in the human brain rather than as a disease to be cured.

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Autism Autistic rights advocates believe that the autism spectrum should be accepted as a natural expression of the human genome, and accommodated like any other condition .

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Autistic rights's testified in Auton v British Columbia against the required government funding of ABA.

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Advocacy groups in the US that focus primarily on medical research include Autism Speaks who the Autistic rights community consider to be a hate group, the Autism Science Foundation, and its predecessor organizations, the Autism Coalition for Research and Education, the National Alliance for Autism Research, and Cure Autism Now, and the former Autism Research Institute.

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Autistic rights people are considered to have neurocognitive differences which give them distinct strengths and weaknesses, and are capable of succeeding when appropriately accommodated and supported.

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Autistic rights children have been described as being held hostage to a psychiatric disorder.

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Autistic rights self-advocates reject terming the reported increase in autism diagnoses as an 'epidemic' since the word implies autism is a disease and point out that the increase is due to an expansion of diagnostic criteria itself, rather than an epidemic.

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Autistic rights's says that when the critics assume that intelligent and articulate autistic people do not have difficulties like self-injurious behavior and difficulty with self-care, they affect the opinions of policy makers and make it more difficult for intelligent and articulate autistic people to get services.

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Autism Autistic rights activists are opposed to attempts to eliminate autism genes, and argue that doing so would decrease human genetic diversity.

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Autistic rights community has developed abbreviations for commonly used terms, such as:.

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Autistic rights people are often the target of bullying due to their idiosyncratic behavior, precise language, unusual interests, and impaired ability to perceive and respond in socially expected ways to nonverbal cues, particularly in interpersonal conflict, which results in them being sought out by classmates and rejected.

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Autism Autistic rights movement is a social movement within the context of disability Autistic rights that emphasizes the concept of neurodiversity, viewing the autism spectrum as a result of natural variations in the human brain rather than a disorder to be cured.

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Autistic rights pride refers to pride in autism and shifting views of autism from "disease" to "difference".

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Autistic rights pride emphasizes the innate potential in all human phenotypic expressions and celebrates the diversity various neurological types express.

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Autistic rights pride asserts that autistic people are not impaired or damaged; rather, they have a unique set of characteristics that provide them many rewards and challenges, not unlike their non-autistic peers.

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Autistic rights culture is based on a belief that autism is a unique way of being and not a disorder to be cured.

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Autistic rights communities exist both online and offline; many people use these for support and communication with others like themselves, as the social limitations of autism sometimes make it difficult to make friends, to establish support within general society, and to construct an identity within society.

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Autistic rights people have campaigned to rename this to Autism Acceptance Day because of a misconception that the day affiliated to Autism Speaks—which was founded by the UN.

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