Tuesday, October 14, 2014

#JusticeForIssy Autism Acceptance Media Coverage

#JusticeForIssy Autism Acceptance Media Coverage from IntellectualCat's Neurodiversity Blog

Finally! Media started recognizing autistic's voices and neurodiversity! http://www.wwmt.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/Autism-support-groups-hoping-Stapleton-case-changes-conversation-49870.shtml#.VDnjqvldXTq

That said, the comments on the news channel's Facebook post about the story show that there is still a need for the message of autism acceptance to be spread (though we are making progress). There are a lot of murder apologists commenting on that post. Hardship in parenting is no excuse to murder your child. Your child is not all about you; even though they depend on you, they have a life of their own.

The attempted murder of Issy was not about a lack of services. Kelli Stapleton was offered services and decided to refuse them. Also, she dehumanized Issy and wanted her to be cured (which is mission impossible). Dehumanizing autistics leads to people believing autistics do not have the same rights as other people, including (in this case) right for life.

So no, the attempted murder of Issy Stapleton was not about a lack of services. There are many parents of autistic children who get by with no services without murdering their child. That act was due to Kelli Stapleton's hatred of autism.

Instead of sympathizing with caregivers who attempted to murder their child, think about the effect it has on the child. There is no reason for a child to have to go through that trauma.

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