Health: Sensationalist articles part of why autistic people are discriminated
I am autistic. Every aspect of my behaviour is influenced by the fact that I am autistic. You could take any of my achievements or failures and relate them to my autism if you wished. That’s how it works.
Autism is an integral part of me. Autism, alongside other aspects such as personality, makes me, me.
Last week brought a headline linking autism to terrorism. It read ‘those with the condition could be more likely to become ‘lone wolf’ terrorists’. If one does not read the papers with a critical eye one may be thinking ‘there’s no smoke without fire’ or ‘there must be a reason why a paper would print this’.
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- 13th July 2017
- Sheffield Telegraph