I'm disappointed that the autistic community still sees "warrior" parents as being on an opposite side, as evidenced by Carly's words last night on LKL.
CARLY FLEISCHMANN, LKL BLOG CORRESPONDENT: For as long as I can remember I have had autism. I overheard Jim say that he felt like he didn't remember things when he was (inaudible) -- I also know many autistic kids that are exactly the same way. Parents know what I'm talking about. Kids that can tell you (inaudible) or can memorize line for line different movies and TV shows. Doctors would like to tell you that we have a hard time processing information. It's not really true. Our brains are wired differently. We have take in many conversations at once. I have learned how to filter through some of the mess.
KING: A comment from Carly, our guest blogger with autism: "it's the kids that are lost, because the parents are missing the cues by their children while they're wrapped up in all this."
"Carly had another message for people who don’t understand autism.
'Autism is hard because you want to act one way, but you can’t always do that. It’s sad that sometimes people don’t know that sometimes I can’t stop myself and they get mad at me. If I could tell people one thing about autism it would be that I don’t want to be this way. But I am, so don’t be mad. Be understanding.'"
When are we all going to wake up and realize that
PS:I would very much like to see an in-depth interview with Carly. I suspect that Carly's typing speed would not make for good live TV, and a taped interview would be a better format for TV and Carly than LKLive.