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February 14, 2010

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Bev

Well said, Ed. There is so much more to consider besides autism and the immediate goals of self-advocates. When we forget our ties and responsibilities to other oppressed people, we all lose.

Sadderbutwisergirl

Respect, Ed. Respect for awesome writing. And you're welcome, about the list of bloggers who covered the issue. It was actually inspired by a post that Lindsay wrote in November that mentioned both me and Sarah blogging about the bias towards Asperger's autistics. I did that whole list to convey a similar sort of meaning around the issue of DSM changes and elitism, only since there were more bloggers who covered the issue, it packed more of a punch.

Ed

Thanks Bev, That's what I think too. There is a bigger picture to consider like you say. At least autistics can begin by being more inclusive and not ranking each others worth (or their perception of another person's worth). I don't see any acceptance of neurodiversity in that. :/

Ed

And respect back to you SBWG. :) What you write gives me lots of good ideas. I like that community list idea. I remember now that post of Lindsay's.Liz Ditz has also done that several times when people wrote on particular topic.

Sadderbutwisergirl

I find that the community list thing not only packs a punch, but it also does the listees' blogs a big favor in terms of people viewing their blogs. Due to the trackback feature on some blogs, it can also lead to attention given to the linker's blog. Thus, there's benefits all around.

Ed

I agree. :)

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