Hate Speach Article towards Autistic children needs to be removed by Daily Mail

Hate Speach Article towards Autistic children needs to be removed by Daily Mail

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Article "Why can't we face the truth? Having an autistic child wrecks your life ..." published in 2009 by Carol Sarler has unfortunately resurfaced onto my social media timelines. Not only a clickbaity headline this disgusting article has been adding to damage towards autistic communities for over 10 years. 

This article makes statements about seven-year-old autistic boy "Tom", such as questioning if Toms parents and extended family lives would have been better off Tom was never born, stating that Toms parents lives have been destroyed due to their child condition. Overall pushing the ideas that autistic people are violent, emotionless, and life-destroying. The article also urges people to steer their thoughts away from successful autistic people like Einstein and Mozart and think of abortion after a prenatal test for autism as a more viable option. 

As an autistic adult, I am deeply hurt by an article pushing that I have destroyed my parent's life. No child should be made to feel guilty for existing. To read the article for yourself click the link below. 

https://rb.gy/djnwc6