Thursday, August 4, 2016

Looking for stories from parents who have been abused online by neurodiversity proponents.

For about the past year, I've been trying to write a nonfiction book about the neurodiversity movement.  I think I have about one half of a first draft now, at about 55,000 words or 200 something pages.  I have enough stories to regale readers about the abuse I've experienced from these bullies and hatemongers for the past fifteen years.  However, I'm interested in hearing from parents of autistic children who have received abuse from these people for possible inclusion in the book.  I'm still plodding along trying to write this in spite of my disability.  It takes me a long time to get things done but I'm trying my best to accomplish something, though it's incredibly hard with this disability.

Well anyhow, if you have an interesting story to tell me, drop me a line at 


Dang Pal said...

Neurodiversity mocks parents online for treating autistic children or talking about curing autism. They need to mind their own business because they don't know how hard for them to live with autism.

Liz Hempel said...

I have been labelled a "horrible person" by several people who support the neurodiversity movement. I am apparently "horrible" because I recognise that autism is (in many cases) a disability and not a gift and I do not define individuals by their diagnosis of Autism (ie I see it as separate to the person).
Also, because I support the documentary #vaxxed, some people from the neurodiversity movement believe that I hate autistic people (I don't even pretend to understand how they arrived at that ridiculous conclusion).

jonathan said...

Thanks for your comment, Liz, if you could link me to a website where they actually said that so I could know who actually said what, I'd appreciate that.

Anonymous said...

If you want to see first hand how parents are abused online by ND fanatics (whether themselves autistic or not), you could join this facebook group:, as it happens almost daily there.

For the latest example, look at the generalization in this screen capture of a recent post:

It's one thing to mourn what happens in some households, but to categorically assert that any parent who vents on an online forum is also likely an abuser that should be monitored by child services is abuse.

Anonymous said...

By the way, I've never seen any parent in the group blame their child for their troubles. But the most bigoted ND members equate venting about the condition with venting about the child as a person.