Autism Spectrum

The Autism Supremacy Idea is misguided and Dangerous

The Autism Supremacy Idea is misguided and Dangerous

When the quest for acceptance goes too far.

On the Internet, there are a small group of people who post content on Autism-related message boards that promotes the idea that people who are diagnosed with one of the Autism Spectrum conditions are superior to “neurotypicals”. This is obviously laughable as no matter what specific condition within the Autism Spectrum someone is diagnosed with, they by definition have a disability. Though, the people posting pro-Autism Supremacy content on forums like Wrongplanet are mostly on the very high functioning end of the spectrum.