When non-speaking autistics are given tools and choices for ways to communicate, to express themselves, they are empowered to become the authors of their own narratives.
In doing so, the power to own someone else’s story and control the autonomy
This article is long. It used to be longer. The original intro is now its own article exploring the division between neurodiversity advocates and everyone else. It can be viewed by clicking here.
Instead of pointing fingers at anyone
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