The Autism Spectrum According to Autistic People

The Autism Spectrum
According to Autistic People

Autism neurodiversity
Autism neurodiversity

Restraint & Seclusion

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Ask Superintendent Ayala and Governor Pritzker to End Prone Restraints in Illinois Schools

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Justice for Linden Cameron

On September 4th, Linden Cameron was shot by police several times in Utah after a Crisis Intervention team was called, which was supposed to help him in a mental health crisis.

Sixteen-year-old Killed by Restraint: It’s Time for Connection Over Control

Sixteen-year-old Cornelius Frederick was murdered at the hands of those charged with supporting his growth and development. He was killed for throwing a sandwich.

The Netherlands institutionalizes autistic boy for 2 years without parental consent – bring him home NOW #GiveMartinBack

To His Royal Majesty King Willem-Alexander, Premier of The Netherlands Mark Rutte, Vice-premier of The Netherlands and Minister for Health, Welfare and Sport Hugo de Jonge, President of the European Parliament David Sassoli, UN Secretary General António Guterres, and UNICEF President Rabab Fatima, NeuroClastic and our 300 contributors ask that you #GiveMartinBack to his parents immediately.

The Unintended Consequences of the IDEA

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.

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.

Challenges and discrimination for autistic children in school

The pure lack of knowledge and understanding of Autism has been the catalyst for teachers treating Scott with utter disrespect, neglect, and abuse. I am a teacher myself, and my husband is a manager in the health and disability sector. We have walked away from many meetings scratching our heads at the utter ignorance and inflexibility in attitudes and practices.

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