to…who can perform as neurotypical, or at least pose as little annoyance to neurotypicals as possible. That just means that I will cease to be of any value to these people if I am no longer able to pass as one of them, and that they see no value and no humanity in anyone who communicates or behaves differently from them. Tell me again who has the empathy problem?
That’s the worst scenario. If an autistic person can behave more or less like neurotypicals you become invisible, but under the curse of being declared any time “he has had a relapse.” And those who are not able to become invisible the mind of the vast public is that they should be taken away: lock them up, getting them out of our vision and life.
This is segregation, apartheid and eugenics. This is the basic genocidal impulse of all people who cannot stand differences and different people.
for one opinion of a mother of an autistic child that could be discussed at length and keep in mind an autistic child costs an average $60,000 a year.
That’s why we have to concentrate on what they can contribute because they are excellent on some levels that have to be individually identified in autistic persons, Asperger or not.