There are stereotypes autistic people are expected to follow. Too often, this means we’re expected to conform to others people’s expectations about us. People have ideas about how we communicate, how we interrelate to our community, and what our competencies – and incompetencies – might be.
The purpose of this blog, “Evil Autie”, is to give what I believe to be another perspective on what it is like to live with autism. But I’m not here just to be a nice autistic person that people can talk about in polite company! While this blog will remain respectful of other people (and I expect that from commenters, even if you are very upset or hold strong, well-reasoned opinions), it’s not here to make people happy or follow stereotypes. And, as yet another demonstration of our ability to violate stereotypes, the title is expected to be taken as humorous, not seriously. Sadly, too many autistics are considered possessed or evil simply for being autistic (that said, I won’t say that autistics can’t also be evil – of course we can, just as anyone else can). Autism is not another word for evil!
This blog will dive into the areas of daily life, self-advocacy, human rights, and self-direction that can give people insight into who autistic people are – or at least who some autistic people are. I’m hoping for lively discussions and interesting comments from others, as well. I certainly don’t have the only views on what it means to be autistic! The only rules for comments are (1) no spam (which I define as someone selling a product unrelated to the the post, or posting way-off-topic political or other types of rants) and (2) be respectful of others, including those who you disagree with – even if you really are right and they really are wrong! And, yes, I do believe even us autistic people can be decent to others (see, I told you I wouldn’t follow all the stereotypes)!
So come, contribute, and give your own particular take on being autistic!
If you like this blog, and are interested in LGBT issues, you may also want to check out Crime Against Nature, my other blog.