Remembering The Reason

Filed Under (Acceptance, Activism, Art, autism) by Estee on 24-03-2010

I decided to post this after seeing it again for the first time in three years. It was a lecture I gave at M.I.T.

Sometimes its good to remember why we started something, measure how far we’ve come, and plan what still needs to be done. Seven thousand registered members later to The Autism Acceptance Project (, and a monthly newsletter, we want to continue to achieve greater understanding about autism.

I’ve got some of my own answers to the following questions, and I’ve certainly learned a lot more since giving those talks. But I want to ask you:

How far do you think we’ve come since 2006? What would be a main point or goal you think we need to achieve in the next two years?


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I’m a PhD candidate at York University, Critical Disability Studies, with a multi-disciplinary background in the arts as a curator and writer. I am the Founder of The Autism Acceptance Project (, and an enamoured mother of my only son who lives with the autism label. I like to write about our journey, critical issues regarding autism in the area of human rights, law, and social justice, as well as reflexive practices in (auto)ethnographic writing about autism.