Trump Imitates Autistic Self-Advocate Ari Ne’eman on Denying Autism is a Disability

The first autistic appointee to the National Council on Disability Ari Ne’eman has written that autism is not a disability:

We see the world in a different way than our neurotypical peers (neurotypical is a word in the autistic community meaning those of the majority neurology). This does not imply a defect, but merely a difference — one that we have just the same right to as those of a different race, nationality or religion.The belief was that anyone society labeled “disabled” could only go so far. Sadly, these misconceptions had the potential to become self-fulfilling prophecies. When the expectation is that people of a certain type can only reach so far, they are not provided with the same challenges and opportunities that educators give mainstreamed students….

We should recognize what diversity of neurology has contributed to the human race and what it can bring to the future. Difference is not disability and someday, I hope, the world will recognize that those who think in different ways should be welcomed.

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4 Thoughts on “Trump Imitates Autistic Self-Advocate Ari Ne’eman on Denying Autism is a Disability

  1. Claudia Mazzucco on March 8, 2017 at 9:26 pm said:

    I would like to ask a question:

    Ari Ne’eman said, “We see the world in a different way than our neurotypical peers (neurotypical is a word in the autistic community meaning those of the majority neurology).”

    My question is: What Ari does when he thinks such that he can conclude his thinking processes is different from those he calls neurotypical? Just curious to know if he has specified concrete differences.

  2. White Rose on March 9, 2017 at 11:35 am said:

    Ari Ne’eman has written that autism is not a disability:

    What can you say to this person except pity his deluded views !
    My experience as a parent of one autistic child and two unvaccinated children is very different .

    His misinformation is doing great harm .

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