I have been going over my daily logs of my experience during the years-long Martin Luther King, Jr.-style FBI Autism bullying attacks on my Autism and my family because I speak out about the Dire plight of people with Autism in this Country and certain of our states.
I came across this post I made in comments on Facebook during appx. August 2010, and I am re-publishing it here because we have an EPIDEMIC CRISIS of AUTISM PROPORTIONS with how people with Autism are being abused and mis-interpreted and dealt very wrong and inappropriate mis-treatment by our state and federal Court Systems, often "criminalizing" Autism status, and punishing the innocent simply because our Autism neurology is not understood or GRASPED by those in positions of power, who cut every cheap expedient corner to warehouse and not fully fund Autism any way they can.
Martin Luther King, Jr. brought civil rights change for the better of every human by saying: "I have a Dream ..."
People with Autism answer you, Dr. King, with our own saying: "I have a VOICE"
It is there for those who can listen:
MY AUGUST 2010 FACEBOOK COMMENT POST:
"I have not yet seen one single courthouse anywhere in this Country that is built for the sensory oversensitivities and severe communication and social interaction requirements of anyone on the Autism spectrum - additionally, I have not seen one single courthouse that transcribes all of the non-verbal facial expressions, gestures, eye gazes etc into the "word" transcript so the Autistic person can actually follow the conversation and make sure others are not "interpreting" his or her non-verbal neurology over which there is often as little voluntary control as an epileptic in seizure. Robinson v. California, 370 US 660 (1962). And if the Autistic also has epilepsy or TLE, then they are squarely under that case anyway - esp. if the TLE disrupts their hearing and language areas.
How can they 'arrest' any Autistic if the above are not met ? You don't arrest people you cannot put to a trial, and they obviously cannot put any Autistic to trial in a 'legal presence' sense (a requirement of due process - pretty much unanimous rule all around the Country in every jurisdiction state and federal) if the above is not met.
So wtf are they doing other than false imprisonment ? When I see these stories I just get so mad that others are willfully ignorant and intentionally abusive, pronouncing a sentence on a person who probably understood less than 1 % of the communication going on in the courtroom - how that does not meet "beyond a reasonable doubt" (doubt being injected due to the 99 % probablility the entire fact set is in error), is beyond me.
Another point is, whatever % the Autistic can understand in the courtroom is the same in the law enforcement investigation - unless everytime law enforcement is taking reports from others, using wiretaps, etc, they are ensuring the interface is PECs or one of the other ways an Autistic can understand 100 % of the communication in a TWO-WAY manner and vice versus, instead of just 1 % of the communication, that all echolalia be identified and removed (stricken from all investigative reports, "confessions," bases for probable cause or even a warrant, and court hearings & "the record) and that all tipsters and reporters used to ground a law enforcement investigation or used for background checks can prove certification in Autism education and training (and this incls. neighbors, friends, relatives, etc) - because otherwise they could be giving a 99 % mis-interpretation or describing their own lack of Autism knowledge and blaming the vulnerable Autistic for that. We see far too many of these "others" killing Autistics lately "because they wanted normal kids" - so any reports from them w/o proof of formal Autism education and training should never be used - and this goes as well to bar admission background checks and employer background checks.
I'm just saying - because in Autism spectrum people, the communication gap physically exists at the synapse, and this occurs very early in childhood - not something the court can just speculate or "pronounce" can be changed to "normalize" the Autistic to the court's operational processes and sensory - language inaccessible courthouse buildings and communication systems used in cases and investigations currently.
Additionally, anytime a court official cues the anti-Autism discrimination words 'you don't look like' or 'you seemed to do just fine to me' - these are examples of judicial misconduct because medical science has proven under the physical laws of nature that the human eye and senses cannot see inside the brain to examine the synapse w/o extremely high tech and expensive state-of-the-art brain scans of various types - and it is misconduct for a judge to knowing take a case in which he or she is incompetent.
Hello designers of law enforcement investigations and courthouses and operational processes used in cases in courthouses when the person is on the Autism spectrum - EACH AND EVERY REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION' REQUEST REQUIRES DAUBERT OR FRYE (FLORIDA) EXPERT BRAIN NEUROLOGIST INVOLVEMENT TO CARRY OUT THE SEC. 504 & ADA DUTIES OF 'REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION' AND EVEN THE 'INTERACTIVE PROCESS' - that is the rule, any part of cases / investigation that cannot be determined by purely 'common sense' lay person naked eye eval. REQUIRES an expert.
Autism spectrum people with a diagnosis (to even get the diagnosis) by the definition and criterion of the diagnosis itself, cannot 'interact,' and therefore cannot engage in 'interactive process' - if no EXPERT BRAIN NEUROLOGIST IS INVOLVED IN THE EVALUATION OF THE 'REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION' REQUEST, THEN THERE IS VIOLATION OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS STATUTE BECAUSE THE BREAKDOWN OF THE "INTERACTIVE PROCESS" NECESSARILY MUST BE ASSIGNED TO THE GOVERNMENT ENTITY AT THE GIT-GO SINCE THE AUTISM SPECTRUM PERSON'S SYNAPSES PREVENT 'INTERACTION' - THE NECESSARY INGREDIENT FOR 'INTERACTIVE PROCESS' TO OCCUR AND THE AUTISTIC CANNOT BE ASSIGNED PENALTY FOR SYNAPSE STATUS, Robinson v. California, 370 US 660 (1962).
= VIOLATION OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS STATUTE, PER SE. Sec. 504, Sec. 508, Title II ADA.
I also just want to say, I am just shocked that so many extremely bright people, these people who have the incredible talents to work for the FBI, be our judges, do forensics etc are DUMB AS DOORKNOBS when it comes to what an Autism spectrum medical condition is and what it means in application to their sphere. If our best and brightest cannot mentally understand what an Autism spectrum person and medical condition IS, then how can they even be allowed contact with the Autistic person or case - much less given a deadly weapon like a tazer or gun with a wanton abandoned and malignant heart (the same standard THEY use to convict second degree murderers).
There is a HUGE AUTISM PROBLEM IN THIS COUNTRY - THAT IS THE EPIDEMIC, THE LACK OF FORMAL AUTISM EDUCATION AND TRAINING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
What can we do as an Autism community to peacefully bring about the change necessary to end the inhumane mis-treatment of millions of people with Autism in our Country ? We are humans, too. Don't we deserve equal rights, compassion, and to have the Neurotypical majority pass around some of their often touted "Empathy" ?