Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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What Would Help?

I've been watching all the Autism Awareness/Acceptance stuff, and noticed something missing.  Nobody is asking: What would help?  What are YOUR goals?  When you were growing up and learning to use your neurovariant brain/body, what would have made that easier?  What things do you know now that you wish someone had taught you a lot sooner?

Because that's how to compile a good toolbox for improving people's lives.  You ask experienced ones in similar circumstances what helps for them, and then you offer it to others.

One reason I write what I write is because I've heard a whole lot of "representation helps" from many different communities.  It feels good to see characters who are like yourself, especially if they are happy, successful, and the hero of a story.  What else helps?
Tags: activism, how to
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