Right in the middle of the comments on that post tonight was this one.
“It’s not a myth and you know it. It may not be the case with your child but a huge majority lack that feeling for others and themselves while being oddly disconnected and at the same time brilliant. We have a big problem coming up with these kids and it is very very scary.”
And someone ‘liked’ that comment.
And then someone else did too.
My post this morning about how dangerous it is to allow society to dehumanize our children? To allow the misperception that because they don’t necessarily express empathy in the way that we expect to see it then it must not exist to stand unchallenged?
Here it is, my friends.
This is the result.
Our children — our beautiful, delicious, and yes, challenged children — are something to be afraid of.
Capable of atrocity.
THAT is terrifying.
Please, raise your voice. Be a light in the darkness. Speak the truth. It matters. More than ever before, it matters.
For hard facts on Autism / Asperger’s / mental illness and crime:
For my post today – expression of empathy as an indication of its existence:
For how this type of speculation affects our autistic friends and family:
For ASAN’s Statement
Please click on the links. Read the posts. Share them. Respond to fear with facts – and love.
And above all, pray for peace for those who face unfathomable loss tonight.
Our hearts are with you.