Get Off the Rainbow, Autism Is Not All Positive

I believe in Neurodiversity, I believe there are a lot of positives to being Autistic, but I don’t believe in the gag order some of the Neurodiversity lobby are trying to guilt us into.  Living with a person who is neck deep in all the darker aspects of Autism as  a disorder is hard.

And I am sick of it!

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Yesterday my husband and I engaged in a lively discussion; you know the ones that start with me yelling and end with me crying and take me out of useful work for a minimum 12 hours.  It started with my asking advice about my computer mouse.  Here is a precis substituting autistic for common symptoms that we know we have.

L: ‘Didn’t you say there was a button that could fix this?’

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G: Autistic response with a dash of male.

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L: Anxiety/Autistic Response.

Repeat 3 times.

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Resolution of computer problem.

L: ‘I can’t take you ‘being autistic”

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G: Autistic response

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L: (20 minute Screamed monologue)  You do this autistic thing and this autistic thing all the time and I can’t stand it.  I have to deal with Tabby being autistic and Alex being autistic and Tasha being autistic and ADD.   I am close to a breakdown because my autism is out of control.  And I get blamed by people for the autistic things you guys all do. (Crying uncontrollably)

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G: ‘Well at least you got this out and now we can deal with it’

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L:’We have this argument quite regularly, we had it a month ago with the kids.  You will have an autistic reaction and I will have an autistic reaction with a guilt edge.’

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G: ‘I have to go to drive some of our children to a place to try to reduce their autism, unlikely to work, but at least it reduces your guilt.’

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L: Autistic psychosomatic reaction.

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Etcetera ad infinitum.

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16 thoughts on “Get Off the Rainbow, Autism Is Not All Positive

  1. also there is probably a button on your laptop to turn your mouse on and off. i dont know if thats the button youre referring to, but it probably has a picture of your trackpad and needs combining with your fn key. there is no standard here, only nigh-standard conventions.

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    1. It’s a Logitech Mouse that can move between 3 computers allowing you to copy on one computer and paste directly onto another. Like many other electronics it gets little sensitive when I’m stressed. I was sure he said in the past that there was a button to limit it to one computer on the mouse, I found the shortcut on the computer once he stopped trying to solve a ridiculously easy problem I didn’t have and was busy explaining the extremely long way of doing it.

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      1. you said youve already found the shortcut (id like to know what it is) but i didnt even know what this thing was called– ive never heard of the logitech flow before. fascinating.

        but it does exist apparently, and if you need to know a shortcut for it, just ask. for now, if you know the shortcut– i am very curious!

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