Editor’s Note: Anti-autistic Wikipedia editors have long been vandalizing and rewriting the narrative around autism and neurodiversity, with the most aggressive editing directed at non-speaking autistics.
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
Over the past few months, I was involved in an editing dispute on Wikipedia involving the efficacy of facilitated communication (FC) and Rapid Prompting Method (RPM).
What began with one contentious edit has now resulted in the deletion of the following
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