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Text: The murder of an Autistic child, of any child, will never be about lack of services.
Pretending it is may be easier to swallow than acknowledging what it is really about. Each and every time.
Lack of love. Lack of humanity. Lack of respect for the sanctity of all human life.
There is ALWAYS another choice. And lack of services does not override the individual responsibility to make ANY other choice.
Not only that (and I was the first to ever say this) but it’s holding us hostage. It’s pointing a gun to the head of every autistic person, especially those of us who get or need services, and saying “We will kill them if you don’t give them services.”
Additionally, according to Dick Sobsey Ed.D.„ an expert on the abuse and murder of people with developmental disabilities, they did some research and found that when murders of disabled people are portrayed in the media as understandable for any reason, then the murder rate goes up. Period. That in itself should tell anyone who doesn’t want children murdered, that they’d better find some other way to press for services. Unless they don’t care if some children (and adults, because it happens to us too, including those of us already getting services, whose parents can’t bear the thought of us living away from them) get murdered along the way, in which case… seems fine to them anyway, if not those of us who might actually get murdered or lose friends to murder or care that people get murdered.