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  1. Kuribo [old account]

    ASD Organisations & Political Neutrality

    Should non-profit organisations dedicated to autism advocacy and support remain politically neutral? Many would argue that a lack of neutrality on the part of such an organisation could put certain people off of seeking support due to their differing views, but what if it can be conclusively proven that the policies of a particular party have and will continue to lead to the preventable deaths of vulnerable autistic people? Here in the UK, we know for a fact that well over 2000 people have died as a result of the Conservative Party's deeply unfair welfare regime, one of whom was a vulnerable autistic man who starved to death after having his only source of income withdrawn. Given the difficulties many on the spectrum face in gaining employment, it is inevitable that more deaths of a similar nature will follow. Is it then right for any organisation dedicated to supporting people on the spectrum not to explicitly advise against voting Conservative? Do organisations who fail to warn the public of the fatal consequences of right-wing policy for the disabled bear moral responsibility for every life lost? And how is it anything short of an utter betrayal of our community for the National Autistic Society to employ three active Tory politicians as vice-presidents? What are your thoughts on the matter?
  2. Myrtonos


    Has anyone here encountred autistic megalomania? Even if you don't know the term, you may have come across the symptoms which are as follows: 1. You know you are acting in good faith but assume that many medically normal people are acting in bad faith. 2. You believe that people trying to help you are (unreasonably) not listening to some things that you point out to them, are misinterpreting what you are saying. 3. You believe it is neccesary to keep going on and on about what others say are your special interrests and/or assume either of the following in absence of sufficient evidence: *Other aspies are more likely than the general population to like the same things that you like. *Other aspies are less likely to be intimitated by your (odd) behaviours than neurotyicals, if neither have had personal exepirence with you. *In general people who exhibit odd behaviour are more likely to be patient with it and tollerate it in others than those who don't. 4. You use the adaption of the world to the odd behviour of others (such as celebreties of older generations) as an excuse for not expecting that people will avoid you or hate you. 5. You accuse those who are trying to help you of treating you unfairly, lying about you and/or what they told you, exaggerating your difficulties, etc, an example is thinking that the either the mentor is exaggeriting the innappropriatness of you behaviour because plenty of medically normal peolpe do it, or that it is only fair for the mentor to try giving the same advice to those other people. 6. You believe there is some (special) benefit in mentioning other people, possibly without their permission. 7. Others say you act as if you "own" other's property, or community property, an example is someone telling you you act as if you own their YouTube channel. 8. You threaten to stop contacting people if they don't let you get your way, yet you practically stalk them, such as by responding on their behalf, and/or continuing to quote and rephrase them. 9. Upon reading this list, you believe any of the following: *Most of the medically normal people you complain about the most have symptoms similar to those mentioned above. *Most of the normal people with such symptoms (which may be the ones you compalin abou the most) are megalomaniacs. 0. Being dragged in front of councilers, mentors, etc, and being beaten with a cluestick.
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