I hate on the ish sites a lot, mainly because they are pointless, dumb, and somewhat insulting*cough*mancouch*cough* but I have noticed one that I really like.
The one ish site, that I feel is trying to be helpful, informative, and interesting is autisable. I guess I have a personal interest in it, since one of the boys that ride the bus that I work on is autistic, so I have more interest in the topic. Unfortunately, if the world were honest, a lot of people are uncomfortable around people with disabilities, especially autism.
This fear or awkwardness is mainly because of ignorance. People have no knowledge of autism and how they react to the world, so they just stay as far away, as if they have something that the world may catch. It saddens me when I say people intentionally avoiding a child with autism, or worse, laughing in the corner about how “weird” they are.
I used to be one of those people, I thought they were weird, and someone with autism made me uncomfortable to be around. They were so spontaneous and their moods change very quickly, so I often resorted to little to no contact with them.
What really changed my mind and caused me to view them differently, was knowledge and familiarity. The more I was around them, and the more I understood the way they viewed the world, the more comfortable I felt around them. Really, how many things in life can be solved by knowledge and familiarity? The problem is that the average person doesn’t want to take the time to educate themselves and familiarize themselves with the things they fear.
I honestly believe that knowledge can be gained from autisable, the one ish site that matters. Unfortunately, they can’t give you familiarity, but they can give you the knowledge that may lead to some familiarity. Why not go over and read a few posts there, you may be surprised what you learn. It’s sad to me, how few people seem to care about this great ish site. I guess everyone is too preoccupied with talking about how hot Megan Fox is.
The world is a sad place.