Autism is not a language, it's a medical anomaly. Sign-language is because it's based upon the language already in place, even with the anomaly of deafness—much like Braille for the blind.On website AtheistNexus, read a comment by "Hiram" on April 3, 2012, regarding autism:
"I'm beginning to see autism not as a disease but as part of neurodiversity and the discourse around autism should be reframed within the context of human diversity. That is, diversity includes not only learning to tolerate and live with people of different languages, cultures, religions and sexual orientations but it should also involve learning to live with neurodiversity: learning to relate to introverts and extraverts, and learning to relate with autistic individuals and having a broader understanding of how people with different brains see the world. I am not alone in this view. There's even an Autism Pride movement!"
1. Did God make humans diverse?
2. Is this a Darwinian method for long-term survival of the species?
3. Do you want all humans to be the same?
4. Do you want all humans to think identical thoughts?
5. Why didn't God create "sheeple"?
Homework assignment: Watch HBO movie "Temple Grandin." Wikipedia article on movie:
Wikipedia on Temple Grandin herself:
When those who are autistic can communicate using the language in place, then whatever they use to achieve this may qualify as a language, on a limited basis.
You would have us change language to adapt to shortcomings, instead of addressing the shortcomings to adapt to language. That's how we came to Ebonics and its abuse.