Okay, as someone who's dealt with autism
1stOct 31, 2017
- And someone who still deals with Asperger's Syndrome, I'm going to say a couple of things.
The people who use it an insult obviously have no idea what autism really is. Here is a comparison:
From the official Autism Speaks website: "Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as by unique strengths and differences. We now know that there is not one autism but many types, caused by different combinations of genetic and environmental influences."
And from some people's definition on this website: Basically anyone they don't like or when said person does something against them even if it is purely off retaliation, or when they do bad in a challenge.
This, by the way, is never minding that those who can overcome autism or even have Asperger's can have some of the greatest gifts of the mind.
Also, if you use autism as an insult, you automatically lose all of my respect.
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