"In this post, when I refer to the superhero narrative, I mean anything that compares autistic people to a superhero, suggests that autistic people have super powers or that autism itself is a super power. See the examples on the second slide.
I am just sharing my opinion as an autistic person as to why the superhero narrative is harmful however, I definitely do not police autistic people's use of language for themselves if they would like to describe their autism as a superhero etc.
"I am aware that when people use this phrase, they often think this is a compliment. They say this with the assumption that Autism is inherently bad a by saying we don't look Autistic, they are complimenting us. Although it can come from good intentions, the phrase can be harmful and to me, it feels like [it] is a product of the ablest society that we exist in.