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The Autistics’ Question

Tejas Rao Sankar challenges schools and society to invest in the autonomy of autistic people and not to deny nonspeakers the right to participate in the IEP process.

On Autism, Getting Dressed, and Toileting

There are a lot of parents who are anxious about the upcoming school year because their autistic children may not be dressing or toileting without assistance. This article explains why many autistic children and adults may experience incontinence.

Autism, Fire Alarms, & School Fire Drills

For many autistic students, school fire drills can be deeply upsetting. For Alex, the fear of the next one was so traumatizing that it prevented access to a free and appropriate education.

On Autism and Adolescence: An Open Letter to My High School Classmates

I am autistic. The teen years are rough on everyone—there’s no question about it. Surviving them when you live with undiagnosed ASD and co-occurring, untreated major depression… well, speaking from personal experience, that counts as a special brand of hell.

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Autism in Mainstream Education: A Survivor’s Story

This is what it was like being autistic (albeit not knowing it at the time) and attending public school with no accommodations or support, at least not that which would have done me any good.

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.

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