And drops off an autistic Muppet.
The much-anticipated Muppet with autism named “Julia” will make her debut on the famed children’s show next week. Neurodiversity activists hailed Julia’s creation as a major step towards “acceptance” in popular culture. Not everyone was pleased, however.
Many parents of children with autism lambasted the program for what they saw as a normalization of the fastest-growing childhood neurological disorder in the United States. They argue that they would consider their children recovered from their condition if they ever reached the functional abilities of Sesame Street’s new ginger sped.
The bizarre media portrayal of autism as some kind of positive virtue is also happening on the other side of the pond where the BBC is doing a documentary film arguing that autism is an “ASSET” in the workplace. It’s not going well.
Meanwhile, there is emerging knowledge that higher-functioning autism comes with even bigger hurdles than previously realized. People with autism suffer a disproportionately higher rate of gender dysphoria, girls with autism have a disproportionately higher rate of homosexuality and men with autism have a disproportionately higher rate of trouble finding girlfriends.
Taking all the aforementioned issues of the spectrum into account, shows like the BBC documentary and Sesame Street appear more likely to give their viewers a confused look at the disorder rather than an informed one. Meanwhile, higher functioning people with autism are given the contradictory messages of fitting in and embracing their off-putting social woes. But the worst consequence is leaving the most severely disabled out of the picture entirely while the cause of their horrible disabilities remain covered up by the deep state, the mainstream press and the doctors who are now being cranked out of medical school dumber than they were when they entered.
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