After reading the article, I sensed that the author wanted us to believe that having autism does not make you isolated. The people he interviewed that had Asperger’s were intelligent and continued to be a voice for their diagnosis. After advertisements of what Autism and Asperger’s hypothetically were portrayed to be, Ari Ne’eman protested to ban the advertisements and within three weeks the ads were pulled down. This is an example of how dedicated one Asperger’s person is to make a change happen. Another is of a Kathleen Seidel, who also has Asperger’s and her passion is to go over cases where people sued vaccine companies because they alleged that it caused their family member autism. She was given a subpoena for posting an article on the lawyers integrity but because of her intelligence to say that it was sanctionable abuse, the judge ruled in her favor.
I can easily be swayed in both directions depending on the severity of the diagnosis. If a person has mild autism, then I feel with continuous therapy they would be able to continue life without much struggle. Someone with severe autism, would probably struggle more. For example Jennifer Franklin Nash, the mother of a daughter with severe autism sacrificed living away from her husband and moved from New York to New Jersey to get the best treatment for her daughter. She devoted her life to better for her daughters future. It is hard to say exactly what you would do or feel unless you are presented with someone who is diagnosed with autism or asperger’s.
In reflecting back at this piece, I still stand by my view of the autism article. The author ethos and pathos to grab his readers attention by conducting many interviews and examples of heartfelt and courageous stories. We do not know what time will bring, but in ten years maybe their will be advanced therapy and people with severe autism and asperger’s will lead a more normal life and people would be more accepting to these types of neurological diseases.