There’s one way to easily annoy a lot of Disabled people: infantilize us.
The pro-Neurodiversity blogosphere has taken to decrying bits of this articlehttps://spectrumnews.org/features/deep-dive/the-lost-girls/ which talks about how hard it is to diagnose women and girls and anyway. We fully agree with that, because we know we’re social chameleons, and is it EXHAUSTING. But there was a “throwaway” comment and that’s the one that we’re fighting about. The gist of it is that if we’re successful at navigating society, then maybe we shouldn’t be diagnosed as Autistic.
Read the full article at: Doctors Hiding a Diagnosis: Apparently THIS IS A THING – Neurodivergent Nicole