Autistic people have been routinely misunderstood, ignored, and excluded for decades – including from campaigns designed to promote awareness of autism itself.
But this is beginning to change.
- Liz Pellicano
- The Conversation
Autistic self-advocacy organisations and autistic activists have long criticised autism awareness initiatives.
The criticism is they too often emphasise the “deficits”, or difficulties of autism, rather than the profound possibilities of autistic lives.
This has led to sustained activism to change the emphasis and shift the balance of power, including within the…