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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.

A Well-Ordered World

A Well-Ordered World

By Quincy Hansen When I was younger I used to like to sit on the floor with a bug bucket full of Matchbox cars, rubber animals, and other small toys. I’d take out each object one after the other and use them to make a line of toys. I’d spend a long time lining up my...

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Everyday Heroes

Everyday Heroes

This story was submitted to us by Ronan Daglish.  Hello, my name is Ronan and I am a film maker. I love to film, edit, Direct, Produce, and write scripts for my own films. Someday I hope to work in the film industry and share my talents with the world. I created a...

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What This Autistic Teacher Wants Professionals to Know

What This Autistic Teacher Wants Professionals to Know

Autism Spectrum Disorder is the correct terminology for an autism diagnosis. “Disorder” serves its purpose in diagnosing and receiving services. But some on the autism spectrum would prefer “condition” over “disorder.” Autism is a neurological condition. “Disorder” implies that something is out-of-order. Condition is more so a state of being.

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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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