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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.

Changing & Shaping Dialogue About Autism: Why it Matters!

Changing & Shaping Dialogue About Autism: Why it Matters!

Using arbitrary and limiting labels of high functioning and low functioning, with the intent to help one get a “better picture of the person with autism”, is not only insulting, but dehumanizing. Pathologizing reinforces a deficits view of autism. These labels serve no one. No human is all one thing. We each have good days and bad. We all have struggles and strengths.

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5 Ways Love & Autism Has Changed Me

5 Ways Love & Autism Has Changed Me

Autistic rights are a human rights. Autistic rights are not just a charity cause to make those in the neuro-majority feel good for ‘helping out some kids’. All of us, together, need to care about the rights of autistic people.

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When No One is Watching: Our Time Together In Therapy

When No One is Watching: Our Time Together In Therapy

Dear Little One, When no one's watching, let's do our silly handshake. I'll show you my goofy face and you will burst into giggles. We’ll let our giggles turn to wiggles and wiggle our way into a funny dance. Let's find our own rhythm, our own way of being together....

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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.

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