Okay, so just a little thought experiment to get you clever and creative folks discussing...
Morpheus sits you down and places a small green pill in front of you saying how it will instantly and painlessly 'cure' you of your autism, giving you the neurotypicality you would've had from birth, had things been different.
Do you take the pill?
No. Of course not but I think anyone would be bonkers not to take the pill if it were to cure them of their nt and make them nd ;)
It is not we who need to change, we just need to change our world and we, are already in control of that. :)
How is it possible to "control " your life when you have ASD's? I find that my inability to understand a lot of what I hear and see from others has had a crippling effect on every aspect of my own life. "Control"?- you may as well ask me to sprout wings and fly!
I have no friends-but can live with that, isolation brings peace of mind as I feel there is a sort of "pressure" to conform to certain norms which cause most people no difficulties but baffle me because I don't get what is required,. This invariably leads to my rejection. I am tired of being rebuked for " only wanting thiings done My Way, and for "thinking myself special" or better than the "others" For my part, I find people hypocritical, dishonest and often guilty of ignoring the rules they set for others if it is in their own selfish interests.
For example,I worked in the Care sector and remember being closely questioned in Job interviews on my attitudes to any abuses I may come across, I always stated that I would report antything I saw which I believed constituted abusive treatment, this is the only correct course of action to take and this was accepted as a satisfactory answer However, when I did report abusive behaviour, a few days later i found myself being accused of worse offences than I had reported by the friends and colleagues of the people I had complained about and then sacked with no right of appeal.,The person(s) I reported are still in their jobs, they are part of a team, organised and battle-hardened.
When you are new in a Care job, you are on trial for a minimum of three months any slip in that period could easily result in dismissal, experienced Carers know all of the tricks and the right things to say so if you are the new guy who turns up and starts making waves-i.e. doing the job properly and conscientiously they will lie to protect themselves and their mates and if you open your mouth, you are out of the door. This happened to me twice..
Control is alien and no more attainable than a Superpower.