In the world of autism advocacy, it is rarely the autistic voices which are pioneered in the mainstream. Neurotypical advocates use their voice and their privilege to speak on behalf of, or in place of, the autistic community.
When as many as three out of every four autistic and learning-disabled adult in the UK has experienced a hate crime, it's a luxury that humanity cannot afford to overlook the devastating impact of institutional ignorance and abuse regarding one of society's most targeted and misunderstood populations.
Those who live with and love autistic people can be among our greatest allies, but it’s been the misfortune of the #ActuallyAutistic community that many parents, caregivers, and therapists have historically advocated over (rather than with) us. As autistic children… Read more “What We Need from Our Neurotypical Allies”
… Read more “Neurotypical Advocacy & Allies of People on the Spectrum”