Open Letter To Fresno: Help Break The Myth About Autistics & Suicide

International Badass Activists

Good morning,

I wanted to share some information about Autistic people and the crisis our population is facing with suicide, homelessness and lack of accessibility to services, support and care in the community.

Also, I’d like to specifically share the ‘Autism and Homelessness” toolkit .pdf created by multiple organizations, professionals and Autistics together in the United Kingdom. I believe this toolkit can help folks here understand Autistic people, and Autistics in crisis, better and start the conversation of how we can work towards a brighter future for all Autistics born today.

First, I’d like to address a myth in Fresno that has come to my attention that Autistic people don’t suffer suicide ideation and suicide. This myth is the furthest thing from the truth: Autistic people consider suicide and complete at a horrifying rate. This is an incredible crisis happening worldwide and right here in our community.

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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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