my message to allistic allies is to do your research before donating to any autism-related charity. Find out what their purpose is. If there’s anything about a “cure,” that’s a hate group, not a charity.
Coming from an autistic, ASAN (Autistic Self Advocacy Network) and AWN (Autistic Women’s Network) are some good ones that I recommend.
Yes! This is one of the reasons I deeply regret that Ruby was killed by Sam and Dean. Because seeing Ruby be disappointed and disillusioned by her ‘god’ would have made for an amazing story arc (and one complementary to the main characters’ arcs). Ruby was so loyal to someone who, in the end, considered her as meaningless as the dirt on his shoes. Seeing Ruby’s reaction to that — thinking about how she might have been changed by that revelation — does make me mourn for what might have been.