Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: In Aspieville
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Autistic pagan mama with five kiddos on the spectrum, learning through living life.
Browsing some people on myspace that I know and looking at their pictures, theres one of a boy playing the piano. It says, "My artistic son." and below that the father left a comment that says, "Don't you mean AUtistic? Hahahahaha"
I don't really care about the family, its just someone I happen to know. We're not friends. But the comment was just so.. argh. The boy is not autistic, therefore it was being used soley as an insult.
wasn't the best thing to read before my coffee.
i'm an art student. last semester my professors wife who heads up the art programs for the whole public school district came under fire. apparently her genuinely excellent program is being majorly cut so everyone can cram for the LEAP. that;s another thread. anyhow he kept saying artistic, they're not artistic. more like autistic. i called him out in front of the whole class. it felt SO good. i also mentioned that art programs are important to me both as an artist and as the mother of an autistic child as making and building things is one way we can communicate.