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I'm glad her character was real autistic


I'm very skeptical whenever I hear the word autistic. I by no means think it's fake, it's in fact very very real as this movie shows. It's just over diagnosed and that's widely accredited to the fact that the perimeters for being diagnosed with it are so wide.

My neighbors kid was "autistic", I try to give the parents the benefit of the doubt but I couldn't help to think that this kid was playing them. He would run his mouth all the time and they would do absolutely nothing about it. One day he got his *$$ beat when playing with some kids for being a little $h!*. I don't condone beating on truly autistic kids but this beat down is just what this kid needed because I saw a major turn around in him at school. He has no problem keeping himself in check around other students but when he gets home he's back to walking all over his parents. Not that parents should beat their kids, I'm just saying this kid obviously knows how to tone it down if he needs to.

I do feel bad for parents with autistic kids, I'm sure there are people that don't believe them and everything but the fact of the matter is there is good reason people are sometimes skeptical. They need to tighten up the definition of autism. People fail to mention that the reason there was such a spike in kids getting diagnosed back in the 90's or whenever is because they widened the definition of autism very widely. It was just easier to get diagnosed by a long shot. You used to have to be like this girl but then all of a sudden you could just be a little funny and get diagnosed.

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One day he got his *$$ beat when playing with some kids for being a little $h!*. I don't condone beating on truly autistic kids but this beat down is just what this kid needed because I saw a major turn around in him at school.

That's awful! No kid NEEDS a beating by classmates! I'm stunned you think the best solution for an autistic child's behavior is for his classmates to assault him. That's a crime and the police should have been called and those kids should have been arrested.

How disgusting that you condone this!

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