Can we talk about how autism discourse often revolves around throwing people with intellectual disabilities (and other cognitive stuff) under the bus? Like I’m reading something and it involves literally saying “well at least autistic people can actually be really smart and not have cognitive/intellectual disabilities!”
First, autism and intellectual disability are not mutually exclusive.
Second, intellectual disability does not preclude meaningful lives. Intellectual disability does not mean people cannot have input on their own lives and choices.
Stop talking about it like autism is higher up on a hierarchical scale and that’s why autistic people are worth something.
People are worth something because they are people.