The fact that there are amazing parents and family members out there who work to lift up Autistic voice, support neurodiversity fight for presumtion of comptenence fight agaisnst all the issues on this list to better the lives of their children and loved ones only to also be dismissed and told they have it easy and clearly don't know what "real autism is,'
this whole "this is real autism," thing often used by people who feel autism isn't being portrayed right often used as an attack on what they see as ?to happy a depiction" and ignoring the fact that autism is complex.
The fact that April is often a traumatic time for Autistics as we are looded with harmful awareness adds that stigmatize us, stories of our peers treating us as humans and being praised for it and inspiration porn, and of coarse lets not forget the light it up blue which is a giant add for autism speaks that the autistic community has addressed as harmful and is the center of a massive boycott,
The fact that the autistic run and founded events in April for acceptance and understanding such red instead, the blog challenge, and a variety of alternatives to light it up blue are generally ignored drowned out by the things lifted above
The fact most organizations providing service dogs for Autistics will not train them for adults and many are either scam or well intentioned but promoting and using practices/tasks such as tethering that are highly dangerous to both dog and he autistic individual. Even though there are a variety of tasks that guide and hearing dogs perform that can really help mitigate and manage sensory processing issues.
The fact we have to fight to be seen as humans
the fact that we spend hours in compliance training
the fact that having emotions such as anger, frustration and being upset while normal for everyone else is seen as being defiant and uncooperative,
The rampant infantalization of autistics
The fact doctors still tell parents if we don't do X by age 5 we never will
The fact you can be denied an organ transplant because you are Autistic
the practice of forcing eye contact
The real Autism crisis is how society treats us the Autism crisis is Ableism!
this is a crisis we must address and needs to be dealt with!
this is the Autism crisis Autistics face everydaay!