Whenever a person with autism is denied a living wage, educational accommodations, necessary health care, or just plain respect, it is always possible to find some spurious justification for that denial.  “Autistic people lack empathy.”  “Autistic people have no self-control.”  “Autistic people are too stupid to learn.”  “Autistics hate other people.”  Try googling phrases like these and you will rapidly find yourself becoming depressed.  They are all over the internet and all over face-to-face communications as well.  So before we talk about rights, lets have a look at these justifications and how much validity they really have.


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