Good Autistic Advocacy Organizations vs. Bad Autism “Charities”

In the Loop About Neurodiversity

Image description: Examples of good autism advocacy organizations at the top, such as the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, Autistic Inclusive Meets, the Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network, and Autistics for Autistics, compared to examples of bad autism “charity” organizations, such as Autism Speaks, TACA, Autism One, the Autism Society, the National Autistic Society, and Generation Rescue. Unfortunately, the bad autism organizations significantly outnumber the good autism advocacy organizations.

There are a lot of autism organizations out there, and it can sometimes be difficult to tell which ones are worth supporting, and which are worth boycotting. Some organizations appear to be autistic advocacy organizations, when they are in reality harmful to autistic people.

What is the difference between autistic advocacy organizations and bad autism charity organizations? True autistic advocacy organizations involve autistic people, and are created by autistic people themselves. From the very beginning, autistic advocacy organizations are made for autistic…

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My name is Nathan Young. I'm the founder of the Autism Candles project. I am a self-advocate. The candle project exist to make a statement about inclusion and opportunity. My email is nathan@autismcandles.com. Feel free to contact me. https://www.autismcandles.com

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