Oh my gosh. I had no idea this was going to get around the way it has. I thought I’d just say hello to you all, and thank you for appreciating my post. I wrote a comment on a Think Progress story and decided to make a blog post out of it because I was livid. It came out in maybe ten minutes, tops – it’s just so important to me that anti-vaxxers know what their opinions do to autistic people. We deserve more than to be collateral damage in some war on the government. We’re whole, entire people – yes, even the nonverbal among us. We deserve dignity, autonomy and respect, and when someone isn’t giving that to us, they generally have me to deal with.
I don’t post very often compared to some other autistic people, usually once a month or so. I write legal copy for a living and sometimes I just don’t have the energy to post about such serious and personal topics that usually crop up in the autistic rights movement. But when I do post, I work hard to make it good. I hope you stick around. 🙂