Most people do not realize the autistic community exists, much less that there are prolific autistic-lead and ally supported organizations out there. This video explores the primary reason for this disparity.
The way society regards autistics is explored through a political analogy where accommodations for autistics are based on the conservative value of assimilation instead of the progressive value of a cultural mosaic.
Nickelodeon promoted Autism Speaks and deleted over 1000 comments from autistic people who asked them to support autistic lead advocacy organizations.
Russell James takes a hard look at the fighting with in the autistic community, calling for a truce and solidarity between people who have the same goals.
PBS (or PBIS in the US) is a Trojan horse to put ABA in schools. Dr. Dinah Murray on her reservations for the PBS model.
Bullying is generally thought of as an intentional behavior, but not understanding autistic people can lead to unintentional bullying.
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.
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.
I’ll only flourish in an environment that lets me be authentic, so I need to channel my grandmother and keep her influence around me. It’s not about being better. It’s about maximizing my unique, clumsy effort.
The reality of what it is like to be masked autistic seeking help: gaslighting, dead ends, and dismissive, vague suggestions are the pinnacle of “support” available.