anonymous asked:

I'm writing a story about an autistic superhero (something I personally have always wanted haha), but I'm very wary of the autism = non-human/powerful/magic/gifts/etc. thing, and I was wondering how to avoid that. There isn't much room for non-superhero characters, and the only one I currently have planned is going to be allistic, so I don't think I can also have a non-superhero autistic character. Is there any other way to avoid the trope/implication?? Thank you :)

My first thought was “make non-superhero autistic characters to show that autism != superpowers,” then I re-read your ask and I see you don’t have room for them. So my second thought is “make plenty of non-autistic superhero characters.” It sounds like that’s what you’re planning on doing, so you should be okay. As long as it isn’t “all superheroes are autistic and all non-superheroes are allistic”, I don’t see anything problematic.

-Mod Aira

I might make a game for The Allistics™ that sort of explains “hey, this thing you think is easy is actually hell for autistic people” without explicitly saying that until later in the game. Things like crowd navigation (you’re a blue circle, you have to avoid the white circles. if you bump into too many of them you lose a life) and making conversation (you’re given a short amount of time to learn the “rules,” then you have to select a shape that corresponds to the one on the screen - sort of like knowing what to say as a reply. also if you’re not constantly paying attention to a meter at the top - the eye contact meter - it will run out and you lose a life). 

In between levels you’d have the chance to get extra lives by things like shaking your phone (if it turns out to be a mobile game), shaking the mouse/scrubbing the screen, keeping a selector in a marked area that moves for a set period of time, etc. to represent stimming

Would this be something you/someone you know would be interested in? Any suggestions for levels/challenges I should include? Any ideas on how to make it more accessible for disabled people? 


I’m sorry, but if you are an autism mom/parent and you abuse/neglect your autistic kids, force them into ABA therapy/JRC therapy, force eye contact on them, expose their meltdowns online for the public eye to see, support/donate to Autism $peaks and brag about it to their faces, wear an “Autism Mom” T-shirt and force them to see you in it, subject them to “autistic screeching” memes, kill them for so much as flapping their hands, rocking back and forth or chewing their pendant, force-feed them gluten-free diets (and dairy-free ones too) in a fruitless attempts to magically make autism go away forever (which they didn’t ever do), try to find a so-called cure for autism that has never existed (and never will exist), allow their allistic/neurotypical siblings to abuse them, falsely accuse them as “worthless burdens”, falsely accuse vaccines of causing autism, falsely accuse their meltdowns as “autistic screeching tantrums” or even falsely accuse people who wear “Autism Pride” T-shirts as “dangerous”, then you’ve never been brave, strong, loving or devoted parents.

That just means that you’re just ableist pieces of shit who only see your autistic kids as something you own and don’t give a flying fuck about their well-being as long as you can lie to people about how hard it is to be autism parents.

The fact that people know about genocide against autistic people and still happily feed these piece of shit parents makes me sick!

Shitty/abusive parents need to be punished and not babied because an “Autism Mom” shirt automatically means that you must be brave and strong parents.

anonymous asked:

so fun fact i said to not call me a dumbass because it's ableist as hell and these aphobes were like "stop derailing a post about race to cry ""ableism""" and oh my god. sorry but my mute poc ass doesnt have to listen to non-mute allistic people who call me ableist slurs

they’ve always been ableist and always will be. now calling out their offensive slur using is now “derailing.” anyone else see the aphobe mask coming off to reveal the anti-sjws? or I’m sorry, was there ever even a mask to begin with?

on autism moms

I’ve joined lots of “autism moms support groups” on Facebook to try and teach people (who are often, but not always, allistic) more about autism and Autism $peaks, and I’ve noticed something that for some reason surprised me (even though it shouldn’t have).

the vast majority of the people in these groups care deeply for their autistic children and would give up their lives for them, just as they would for their allistic children.

and I post a lot about the grief and pain which stems from both of my parents crying out of grief when I was diagnosed with autism at 15 years old. thinking about that hurts just as much as thinking about when I tried to come out to them as nonbinary. maybe more. to this day I don’t have a clue why either of them cried beyond simply ableism. but something I’ve learned about many parents of autistic people, even including self-identified “autism parents”, is that a main reason they cry and a main reason they experience pain when they find out their child is autistic is that most of them are learning for the first time that their kid is living in a world that isn’t built for them. they’re afraid their kid is being or will be bullied, they’re afraid their kid won’t get a decent education due to lack of accommodations, they’re afraid that they as parents have been doing things wrong. you do get the occasional person who restrains their kid, or who videotapes them while they’re having a meltdown, or sends them to 40 hours of ABA a week. but when those types of people (aka the stereotypical Autism Mom™), the other people in the group are already at the child’s defense and trying to find a way to help the kid and get the Autism Mom™ to stop doing whatever it is that’s harmful and abusive before I, the autistic person who joined the group specifically to combat things like that, have to say anything. there are even people who are educated about Autism $peaks and tell people about what they’ve done and list organizations that actually helps Autistic people. there is still a very long way to go in these groups, but these people are, much more often than not, good people who try their best to help their offspring.

anonymous asked:

Is it weird to forget that I'm autistic? I'm the same I've always been but the diagnosis is rather new and when I see posts that say don't reblog if you're allistic I immediately go welp I can't reblog--and then ten minutes later realize oh wait yes I can. That was a ramble and I dunno that it makes sense but is that weird?

Not at all! I didn’t know I was autistic until a year or two ago, and while I’ve always been autistic and it explains so much about me and my experiences, it was easy to forget that I was autistic right after initially discovering so!

That’s not weird, and eventually you will see yourself in a lot of posts about autistics and not think of yourself as allistic anymore, even if just for a minute or two.

hi hey hello this post has been made before but please try not to make fun of people for their autistic traits such as

• telling the same joke/ wanting to have the same conversation over and over again

• not having much coordination and having a tough time doing “easy” things like tying shoelaces

• having trouble understanding what you mean and needing lots of clarification

• needing things to be broken down into little steps

• having extremely high or extremely low empathy

• getting very attached to things like inanimate objects

there are a lot more but these are just ones i haven’t seen mentioned before!! feel free to add on if u think of anything else

Different types of allistics

The Autism Mom™: constantly talks about how hard it is to have an autistic kid, highkey abusive but gets away with it because her child is autistic, is fueled by people telling her how BRAVE she is to deal with an autistic child

The Openly Ableist™: doesn’t try to hide their hatred of autistic people, used the R slur every other sentence, posts videos of autistic people having meltdowns to reddit for the Lolz

The Know It All™: has a friend who’s cousin is autistic nd somehow thinks this makes them an expert on autism/autistic issues

The Autism Savior™: helps out at one “special needs” program and suddenly believes they’re the best person in the world, that they are the most humble and selfless person to exist because they were in a room with an autistic person and weren’t actively abusive

The “Ally"™: says the support autistic people, actually just supports Autism $peaks, uses person first language, uses functioning labels, speaks over actually autistic people, gets angry when an autistic person asks them to make accommodations for them (usually also The Autism Savior™)

An Actual Ally: tries to listen to what autistic people are saying and not speak over them, happily helps autistics with sensory things and gets them what they need, haha lets be real this type doesnt exist lmaooo

(allistics don’t go anywhere near this post)

when ur reading something about anti-vaxxers by someone who is pro-vax, but they’re allistic and clueless so they say things like “oh im not saying autism is good, we all know autism is bad but -”

its like shut the fuck up. you wanna get angry at how much harm anti-vax causes kids? don’t forget how much harm that ideology causes autistic kids and that it gained traction because people hate autistics.

you can’t be like “uwu i’m agreeing w/ the anti vaxxers on autism but not everything else”. if you agree with them on autism you’re a terrible person and any pro-vax stuff writing you try to do is gonna fail because you concede the main point of their argument, which is that autistic people are less than human


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I’ve been reading a lot of the comments on Jeff’s confirmation of Symmetra being autistic and I wanna restate how important that letter is.

Since “A Better World” was released, people have bent over backwards to argue that Symmetra isn’t autistic. Some went so far as to say she was taking about the “light spectrum,” or the spectrum of visible light.

While autistic and neurodivergent people (myself included) knew what she was talking about right away, allistics and neurotypicals kept arguing she wasn’t.

Hearing “Symmetra is autistic” from Overwatch’s director himself means Symmetra *is* autistic. End of story. This isn’t an argument anymore. It never should’ve been, but now it definitely isn’t, and I appreciate that.

Would’ve it been better if it had been more clearly stated in the comic? Absolutely, but considering how rare autistic characters in video games are, I’ll take what I can get.