The Autism Spectrum According to Autistic People

Autism neurodiversity
Autism neurodiversity

School

The Unintentional Bully

Unintentional Bullies

Bullying is generally thought of as an intentional behavior, but not understanding autistic people can lead to unintentional bullying.

The Unintended Consequences of the IDEA

However, an unforeseen side effect of the IDEA’s deficit-oriented focus upon disability has created a dilemma for parents of autistic children and has fostered a problem-oriented societal approach to autistic people in general.

Seclusion Broke My Heart

Students with disabilities are often placed in seclusion, further isolated from peers. One sibling would no longer watch it happen to her little brother.

Chalk drawing of a child huddled up with a thought bubble that reads “stop bullying”

The Long Term Impact of Bullying

Mike Wise talks about his experience as being fully autistic but before anyone who was speaking could be diagnosed that way. Bullying was treated as a rite of passage and empowered, even by his teachers.

The Unintentional Bully

Unintentional Bullies

Bullying is generally thought of as an intentional behavior, but not understanding autistic people can lead to unintentional bullying.

The Unintended Consequences of the IDEA

However, an unforeseen side effect of the IDEA’s deficit-oriented focus upon disability has created a dilemma for parents of autistic children and has fostered a problem-oriented societal approach to autistic people in general.

Seclusion Broke My Heart

Students with disabilities are often placed in seclusion, further isolated from peers. One sibling would no longer watch it happen to her little brother.

Chalk drawing of a child huddled up with a thought bubble that reads “stop bullying”

The Long Term Impact of Bullying

Mike Wise talks about his experience as being fully autistic but before anyone who was speaking could be diagnosed that way. Bullying was treated as a rite of passage and empowered, even by his teachers.

The Unintentional Bully

Unintentional Bullies

Bullying is generally thought of as an intentional behavior, but not understanding autistic people can lead to unintentional bullying.

The Unintended Consequences of the IDEA

However, an unforeseen side effect of the IDEA’s deficit-oriented focus upon disability has created a dilemma for parents of autistic children and has fostered a problem-oriented societal approach to autistic people in general.

Seclusion Broke My Heart

Students with disabilities are often placed in seclusion, further isolated from peers. One sibling would no longer watch it happen to her little brother.

Chalk drawing of a child huddled up with a thought bubble that reads “stop bullying”

The Long Term Impact of Bullying

Mike Wise talks about his experience as being fully autistic but before anyone who was speaking could be diagnosed that way. Bullying was treated as a rite of passage and empowered, even by his teachers.