‘Autism Awareness’ has been created without autistic people, and even though the door is being nudged open to let us in, we’re still stuck at the back of the room whilst the rich powerful neurotypical people hog the stage
A year ago, I had the privilege of joining three other autistic women to film a segment for a Channel 4 documentary.
These characters were my very own line-up of autistic headcanons. And I identified more with them than I did with the very few characters who were written as ‘autistic’ from the beginning.
I hate to burst anyone’s bubbles, but I do not speak for the Autistic community.