Monday, February 6, 2023

Comments by anon mouse

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  • This. So much this. I do not support Autism speaks at all, as they’re not respectful of autistic people and their experiences. But I’ve found no relief in the neurodiversity moment either, and that’s speaking as someone who has been diagnosed as a child. It’s interesting how you’re expected to really, really identify with your diagnosis when it’s “neurodiverse”… seems like other psychiatry survivors are more allowed to challenge theirs.
    If you’re a)unhappy with being diagnosed b) truly unhappy with your symptoms and wish you were rid of them or c) don’t see your diagnosis as the core of your identity, there seems to be little room for you in “neurodiverse” spaces. But you’ll still be lumped in by others and treated like you should be part of a monolith perspective… Fun!