Autism Advocacy and Research Misses the Mark if Autistic People are Left Out
APRIL 16, 2018
Autistic self-advocacy organizations and autistic activists have long criticized autism awareness initiatives. Some 11 years ago, autistic activist, Ari Ne’eman, then president of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), successfully campaigned to shut down a stigmatising campaign posted on billboards and other sites in New York City. It is time to listen to, and learn from, autistic people’s experiences and expertise – with regard to research, practice and advocacy.