Autism Politico

Discussing the politics of autism.

Editorial #235 Quote #15

Autism Politico has another quote to by A. Maclaren, D.D. for you: “We cannot erase the sad records of our past.”

What is done is done. That is why we need to ask ourselves each day that we go forward “What legacy will I leave?” or “What example am I setting?” or “Am I doing something which is going to reflect poorly upon myself and people who depend on me.”

People who lead the autism community need to follow these dictums so that they can model appropriate behavior for those whom they serve. Yet many people who are now leading the autism community do not follow these dictums. That is something to think about. Who do you want leading you and those like you? Who do you want representing you to influential people? Who do you want negotiating policy for your autistic children?

Perhaps it would be a good idea to hold autism advocates and advocacy groups accountable to higher standards. If these advocates and advocacy groups are of good character, they won’t mind.

Replies to this editorial are welcome.


May 16, 2011 - Posted by | Autism Community & Its Politics, Quotes | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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