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Neurodiversity by Atuin Neurodiversity by Atuin
Stamp for awareness of the autistic spectrum "disorders" and support of those who fall within that spectrum. We are people too who don't necessarily want a cure, because this is who we are - people with a different wiring. Sometimes things are a lot harder, but I know I personally would not want to change who I was if I could.

I think the black background works the best of the ones I tried.
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YamiTheDragon Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
When someone says "I wish Autism could be cured", what they actually say is "I wish someone would get rid off all these autistic people and replace them with neurologically typicals". There is a great website on it here, though it's in German. Google translator isn't the best and has grammatical flaws and whatnot, but it is far better than nothing and can convert the meaning most of the time. (Link can be found here. I'd love to just throw in a quote from there, too:
"There is no normal person in an autistic glass ball. | Autism is not separable from the personality of autistic people. Autism colors every perception. Autism affects how a person thinks, feels, understands, responds and interacts. To wish that autism would disappear means to wish that person would be someone else."
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RouletteLephi Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Soon, we'll all be equal
Or maybe not
Maybe it'll get worse for us
Maybe we'll all have to be cured
But, we can only hope for the best
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themutantlizard Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
i have autism and i support the idea of us dominating the neurotypicals.
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ElectricPoodle Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes! I have Aspergers and Autism...being a girl with that is kind of rare. I was taught to improve on social skills...but when it got between my originality, I knew something had to change...and it wasn't me...now I want to be myself more. Great stamp!
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Ranki-Chee Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012   General Artist
I have high-functioning autism, and I agree to this, because my autism, even if I have highs and lows in my life, it is still a part of me :)
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sifie14 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My family some times jokes about other people whom I don't understand...
"That's so neurotypical of them..." (don't know if spelled right)
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Traume7 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I heard an ad. on the radio recently and they were speaking of it like it was CANCER... It made me feel horrible. I like who I am. I see nothing wrong with it... if people look at me weird, too bad! This is who I am and they have to deal with it.
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Atuin Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
I have a friend with HFA and have been talking to someone with an autism service dog. I also personally fit into the spectrum weirdly, but...if I had the choice to medicate my problems away I still wouldn't, even knowing I almost failed out of a specialized high school because of them.
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Traume7 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I'm in ESE math, I got of the others after 9th, which made me so happy! I'm freaked out about going into algebra 2.. What I hate about ESE (actually any person who knows you have something), they treat you like a moron and over explain things. And if you try to stop to say, "I get it"
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THEY YELL AT YOU! They always assume you don't get it, too..
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VirulentRequiem Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Yay! You're so right about it. It really irritates me when they call it a disability, because just because I have bad social skills, get distracted easy, sensitive to light and sound, and am spacey all the time, does not make me a retard. If I take my time, I'm in the top of my classes. Your view on this surprised me cause my sis and I feel the same way!! Thank you for making this stamp! I really don't see how they can "cure" a person individually. I think the people who want everyone to conform just wants to "cure" society by getting rid of us people who are strange to them. Free thinkers and the like. Thanks again!!! :heart: :blowkiss:
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Atuin Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
People are people, they will have problems and will be better at other things, if we have something different about us in a trackable manor, it doesn't make it a bad thing - even if it does make it harder for us to fit into the stereotype.

:) thanks for the comment.
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VirulentRequiem Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, you're right. You're mind is a wonderful thing. you're very welcome! :hug:
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GilmourApatosaur Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I support your belief, since I have Asperger's myself. I don't like this whole 'cure' hullabaloo. Those who want a cure think they speak for us, but unfortunately only speak for their own good. People are afraid of anybody who's different from them. They feel that anything different means that it's a bad thing and must be removed. I don't like that, since it makes me feel like there's something wrong with me. If this is how they want to help, then they do not speak for me.

"Outside the circus, people were afraid of me. But I didn't hate them. I pitied them. Do you know why? Because most people will not see beyond their own two eyes."
-X-Men 2
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Atuin Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
That's exactly how I feel too.

I'm also an aspie. And it just bothers me when people are saying that how we are is wrong. There are noticable problems that come with Asperger's. And there are noticable advantages. In the world of specializations (which I personally feel we over focus on- we need more people who are jacks of all trades), aspies work better. When working with logic, aspies seem to work better. Yes, we have issues with looking people in the eye. Yes we have issues with being supersentitive to senses. But its just a different way to be. We're different, we're not any worse.

Thanks :). And I think generally there's a lot of people out there agreeing with you in the annoyance about the whole 'cure' buisness.
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GilmourApatosaur Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
There are. In fact, I made a piece against the cure if you haven't seen it yet: [link]
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Atuin Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
:)
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