01 October 2016

...and that's nothing/something to get upset about

- Autism exists and that's nothing to get upset about.
- Autism is genetic and that's nothing to get upset about.
- Vaccinations don't cause autism and that's nothing to get upset about.
- Autism isn't a disease and that's nothing to get upset about.
- Autism therefore can't be cured and that's nothing to get upset about.
- There is no increased prevalence in autism and that's nothing to get upset about.
- Autistic people have empathy and that's nothing to get upset about.
- Autistic people are claiming their identity and that's nothing to get upset about.
- Autistic people are learning to self advocate and that's nothing to get upset about.
- Autistic people have inherent worth and that's nothing to get upset about.
- Aspergers is autism and that's nothing to get upset about.
- The spectrum doesn't have one end or another and that's nothing to get upset about.
- Autistic people have allies that aren't autistic and that's nothing to get upset about.

On the other hand...
- Autistic people are undermined and that's something to get upset about.
- Autistic people are unheard and that's something to get upset about.
- Autistic people are diminished by others and that's something to get upset about.
- Autistic people are often seen as diseased and that's something to get upset about.
- Autistic people are often suffering due to the ignorance of others and that's something to get upset about.
- Autistic people are abused and that's something to get upset about.
- Autistic people are subject to harmful so-called "cures" and that's something to get upset about.
- Governments waste money on pointless research into prevention and cures instead of providing supports to autistic people and their families and that's something to get upset about.
- High and low functioning labels create problems for autistic people and their families, and that's something to get upset about.

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