Filed Under (Joy) by Estee on 06-08-2013

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I’m just posting this photo because I love it. That’s it. Here’s Adam with his assistant and counsellor, obviously having some fun.

Okay, I’ll get political too…what opportunities that some kids could have if human support workers were part of the mosaic of supports that many people need in order to participate in society. Instead, Canadian governments and most autism charities will send our kids to ABA camps. I know… at least it’s something, but in the end, it’s still segregation. In the end, the goal is to make one like others, to normalize, and as a disability cannot be normalized, think of what we’re doing to autistic folks. Let’s lobby for the right to be autistic and the right to have the supports that people need, including other people!

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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.