Is this how people see our children?

Go to a search engine (not Google*) and type, "Autistic people..." Look what appears: Bing search results for "Autistic people are..."

DuckDuckGo search results for "Autistic people are..."

Houston, we have a problem.

If you're a regular reader of this blog and you've noted that I'm writing more often about acceptance and the need to repudiate the pseudoscientific myths surrounding autism, now you know why. I don't want my child — or yours — to live in a world where they are defined by lies and falsehoods.


* Google has changed how they handle auto-completion on autism-related search queries in part due to a flashmob protest. Good for them!