This video makes viewers see autistic people in a light of fear and pity. The dramatic themes it brings up, like autism causing divorces and essentially wrecking lives, caused huge backlash when released. People spoke out against this commercial everywhere. They claimed that autism isn't necessarily a bad thing. One person with autism said, "I would go through all of the suffering, the torments, the crying, again and again, because this made me a smart, and sometimes wise, person. I see things differently, and that is just what this planet needs more of if we want the human race to succeed."
So the question that comes to my mind is, even though some cases of autism are very severe and hard to deal with, why is autism always viewed in such a negative light? A huge portion of autistic people have minor cases of it, and say they are glad that they are autistic.
So is autism really that bad?