“They” were wrong
And this, because it makes my heart sing.
I rarely write about my kids here, despite parenting obviously being one of the things I definitely care about. Part of this is because that in advocating for myself as an adult autistic, I am trying to urge parents to treat their autistic children in a more accepting manner. So it’s sort of me investing in their future by advocating for all autistics, adults and children alike. Another part of why I don’t talk too much about my kids is that I really don’t want to ignore their right to privacy. I do not feel that I own my children. I feel like parenting them is a privilege and a huge responsibility, but it is not a sign of ownership. I really feel fearful about parenting attitudes that treat kids as property and things to be controlled rather than individual human beings to be respected and loved. I care about…
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