HOLY CRAP. Why don’t mainstream autism organizations do things even remotely like this?!??!!! I mean seriously it’s like we are stuck in the dark ages of doom and gloom bullshit. (And Down Syndrome actually makes autism much more likely — like 1 in 10 — so it’s not that our lives are utterly alien to them.) After all this Autism Awareness Month BS I’m actually crying at the thought of a mainstream organization using the good things out of our lives instead of the bad ones while quoting statistics. And ACTUALLY BEING ON THE BOARD OF DRIRECTORS. Fuck.
Holy crap indeed. And how unbelievably refreshing to see something where “hope for the future” refers to, you know, the actual dreams and aspirations of the people in the video, NOT to some screwed-up eugenics fantasy where those people stop existing.
Yes, exactly that.
I know I’ve reblogged this before, but it never gets less important.