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..."

Search query in Bing

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

Search query in DuckDuckGo

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!

1 Comment

  1. Your blog is teaching me and I am sharing what I am learning from you with others. The TED talk you shared was a real eye opener! I have been following your evolution and this talk put an exclamation mark on where you have been going!