Bullying & Abuse

A Child in a Straight Jacket

One man sheds light on a terrifying reality for many autistics– that families commit their autistic children to psychiatric hospitals where they are abused, mistreated, restrained, and secluded.

A young boy with autism faces an abstract wall of rainbow colors

The Coat Closet – An Autism Seclusion Story

Mike Wise recalls his time as an autistic student placed in seclusion as a punishment for being impulsive or not getting his work done.

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.

Tying Down a Duty to Protections for Fairness

In the autistic community, and in autism-related services, it happens too frequently that autistic people feel the same social exclusion and isolation they do from the rest of the world. This standard for fairness should be automatic for all situations.

Autism Saved My Life – Sophie Lavender’s TED Talk

Comedian, autistic advocate, photographer, and film maker Sophie Lavender gives a Ted Talk about her experience with child abuse and how autism helped her to survive and maintain her sense of individuality– and her sense of humor.

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