To Autistic People:
You are not too much to handle. You are not a burden. You are not a problem to be solved. You are not scary. You are not a monster. You are okay. You are okay. You are okay. You deserve better than being sent to scary places where people do scary things to you. You deserve so much better. You ARE NOT too much. You are not more likely to commit a murder. There isn’t a bad seed in you caused by your autism. You are not bad. You are not a burden. You are not a curse. You are not a punishment given to your parents because they did not obey God. The world is better that you’re here, okay? You are not Chris Krumm, and you are not Adam Lanza.
Your child is not a terrifying demon, a problem to be fixed. His life and his emotions are not items on a checklist to get back to normal, to what a child ‘should’ be like. Your child will not be fixed by more control, more institutions, more blog posts about how you are afraid of them. Adam Lanza’s mother taught him to shoot a gun, taught him to love guns. Showed him the route to the school. You are not in the same situation. He is not a problem, he is a child. He is not a ticking time bomb, he is a child. People like your children are far more likely to have violence committed against them than do it themselves.
He is not trapped inside of his brain and it is not your job to force him out whether he likes it or not. He is a child, not a problem, no matter what his occupational difficulties. He is a child, he is a child, he is a child, he is a child.
You are not Adam Lanza’s mother based on the sole statement of him being autistic or mentally ill.