In this fictional analogy, a golden retriever tries to meet the needs of his his jealous and authoritarian master. The symbolism is yours to interpret.
The history of autism is colored with the social and historical bigotry, racism, sexism, and ableism. Pushes for equity can be seen as effective by looking at the changing definition of autism.
Melissa Simmonds with a powerful piece about trying to be heard as a Black, autistic woman and what to do instead of silencing her.
Autistamatic has created a new retro-futurist video series imagining if the autistic community’s influence had current 50 years ago. As always, these videos are powerful.
Watch this brilliant poetry performance from autistic poet Pete Black about the experience of an autistic student and the less-than-obvious ways children on the autism spectrum are left out or under-supported.
Words can build a bridge, or a cage. Words can be violent. A price can be put on words. A poem on the power and limits of words to shape whole societies.