People of Color

An Open Letter to Multiracial Autistic Teens

Lauren Melissa Ellzey is multiracial and autistic. She always felt that the world divided her into what was Black or white, autistic or not. She encourages mixed race autistic teens to see and embrace their whole authentic selves.

An Open Letter to South Asian Autistics

Iqra reassures South Asian Autistics that their autistic ways of being are not misbehavior or a contradiction to the colorful and vibrant culture, that their sensory needs are valid, and that misinformation about autism is not a reflection on them.

Poetry: Letter by Letter

Nonspeaking youth Rumi Ottus spells out a striking poem about the life unlocked by having access to communicate via letterboard.

Sienna, the author of the piece, has long, curly, dark brown hair and is wearing headphones. She stands in front of an orange background

A Letter to Autistic Teens

Sienna is a young Autistic adult writing to Autistic teens. In this beautiful letter, Sienna encourages teens to understand and embrace themselves unapologetically.

A Letter to Black and Indigenous Autistic Teens

Wolfheart Sanchez is Black and Native American, and he writes a letter to Autistic teens about how the lack of representation is harmful, but they can build the community they need to feel less alone.

A Letter to Autistic Teens: Know What You Deserve

Jude Olubodun pens a powerful letter to autistic teens validating that they deserve respect, boundaries, bodily autonomy, and love in a society that is inherently harmful for those who are different.

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