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#SHIFTTHENARRATIVE

Our language around autism shapes and informs how the world interacts with autistic individuals. How we think, write, and converse about autism is fundamentally tied to how autistic individuals are treated in this world. We all are responsible for being humans that treat each other with respect, equality, kindness, and the assumption that each of us is ‘good enough.’

Love & Autism is a non-profit organization that shifts the hopeless narrative associated with autism and helps bring about global change in how autistic people are treated at work, home, academic setting, and community.

Autism Rights Are Human Rights

The narrative shift begins with listening to the stories that #actuallyautistic people are sharing.

Explore and learn how to shift the narrative with resources on positive autistic identity, neurodiversity, future quality of life, and creating wellness for the whole family.

Connect with a group of people who share your values. Let’s #shiftthenarrative together.

Autism Rights Are Human Rights

The narrative shift begins with listening to the stories that #actuallyautistic people are sharing.

Explore and learn how to shift the narrative with resources on positive autistic identity, neurodiversity, future quality of life, and creating wellness for the whole family.

Connect with a group of people who share your values. Let’s #shiftthenarrative together.

I Don’t Do Non-Conformity

I Don’t Do Non-Conformity

Autistic culture doesn’t need to become non-conformist based on an observation of reduction of rights for others; it’s part of who many autistic people enter this world.

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Creating Change

Creating Change

The truth is, we’re still asking autistic people to not be autistic. The demands to act non-autistic, to mask autistic traits, lead to depression, anxiety, and behaviors consistent with aggression. Dismantling ableism can only occur if we are willing to internally reflect and shift.

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One day I dream that we can grow in a matured society where nobody would be 'normal or abnormal' but just human beings, accepting any other human being - ready to grow together. - Tito Mukhopadhyay

Change Starts With You

Autistic Voices Matter

Only autistic people know what it is like to be autistic. Learn from neurodivergent leaders.

Language Matters

Autistic individuals have made it clear, use identify first language. Autistic – not ‘person with autism’. Drop the high/low functioning labels. Find out how and why.

Inclusion/Acceptance

Studies have shown that depression and suicide are not a co-morbid autism trait but rather a by-product of years of bullying, isolation, forced conformity and non-acceptance. Autistic people deserve to feel appreciated and understood.

Value the Identity

Autistic people are not a collection of behaviors or symptomology. All individuals are unique and nuanced. If NTs can have different personalities and preferences, so can autistics.

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