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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.

Coming Out from Under the Radar

Coming Out from Under the Radar

Growing evidence is telling us that autistic women are sometimes deeply empathetic, and eager to be involved in the world. We observe social cues more carefully than men. We camouflage our symptoms.

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Why Staying in the Field of Autism Matters

Why Staying in the Field of Autism Matters

There is the heart-swelling feeling of being part of a child’s development; watching them move through life. There is the comfort in our future in knowing that our world reaches our future generation. There is the earnest feeling of knowing that our work matters. There is nothing more important than connecting with a child.

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Change Starts With You

Autistic Voices Matter

Only autistic people know what it is like to be autism. 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.

Love & Autism is a registered 501(c)(3)  non-profit organization • ein#: 45-3267742 • privacy policy • what we stand for
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