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Being autistic is the new trend now is it?

  • 06-12-2021 9:49am
    Registered Users Posts: 8,240 ✭✭✭ Pussyhands

    "During lockdown I enjoyed not having to go out and socialise, to brave corporate events, shake hands and be pulled in for a kiss by complete strangers.

    "I’ve always been uncomfortable in crowds or being touched by people I don’t know.

    "My sensitivities are now completely validated because I’m autistic."

    I would be pretty sure 50% of the population could be classed as autistic in that case. If I went to a doctor or whoever and told them I think I have autism and they ask questions they'd 100% give an autism diagnosis too.

    It was cool to have depression and announce it to the world on social media. Is the same thing going to happen more with autism? Stephanie Preisner did the same recently.

    Seems to be just an excuse for peoples behaviour. Like after Preisner said she was autistic, she was a panelist on a TV show and she rocked in wearing a hoodie and runners, completely unprofessional. But I suppose "she has autism and the hoodie makes her comfortable"


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,272 ✭✭✭ km991148

    I don't like it, why cant we go back to the way it was before.. waaaaaah

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,381 ✭✭✭✭ fits

    My very socially engaged kid with a general learning disability has severely limited options for schooling without an autism diagnosis. I’m probably going to have to look for it.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,990 ✭✭✭ quokula

    Agree 100% - my partner works in the field and it's a very real condition that isn't diagnosed on a whim. I'd never heard of Melanie Sykes but a doctor will not have given that diagnosis without reason and it's really poor form to basically have a go at her for being on the spectrum but not being visibly disabled enough to your satisfaction.

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