The autistic community is at risk with the rest of society. This critique of the behavior seen in the community looks at how we can save ourselves.
Every year, an autistic teacher has to face head-on the ableism that is rampant in “Autism Awareness Month” and question if risking career safety is worth speaking up.
It doesn’t speak to me about grit or determination or courage or tenacity either, though for some it might. For me it speaks about the importance of understanding that success consists of living, sometimes for excessively tedious amounts of time in a predominant state of failure.