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Today’s Call to Action: Assignments for Autism Acceptance

31 Oct

Saturday’s Pookie Posting — Artistic, Not Autistic! — has me thinking about rhetoric. If you read this blog, you know I do not use the word “retard” to describe anyone or anything. But, there’s always this other tricky word that carries a heavy price tag: Normal.

I could ask the cliched question, What is normal? But, that would highlight a perspective that I that you can probably already guess I espouse. Instead, I’d just like for you to be aware of how you describe anything. Normal isn’t the right word, unless it’s describing a temperature.

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2 Comments

Posted by on October 31, 2010 in Call to Action

 

2 responses to “Today’s Call to Action: Assignments for Autism Acceptance

  1. Jack

    October 31, 2010 at 7:55 AM

    Cheer’s, couldn’t agree more.

    So totally the worst thing you could tell me is can’t you be more normal? Gahh!! Or some other version of that statement/question.

     

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