The Autism Spectrum According to Autistic People
Editor’s note: This article is a commission from the International Coalition Against Restraint and Seclusion. It was written by Patrick Magpie. To commission NeuroClastic writers
Bullying is generally thought of as an intentional behavior, but not understanding autistic people can lead to unintentional bullying.
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.
Students with disabilities are often placed in seclusion, further isolated from peers. One sibling would no longer watch it happen to her little brother.