Autism Strategy Masks Societal Exclusion of Autistic Ontarians: Ottawa Citizen

Filed Under (ABA) by Estee on 20-04-2016

autism-awareness

Dr. Anne McGuire, Dr. Patty Douglas and myself have written an Op Ed piece today in The Ottawa Citizen. “It is dangerous to assume the problem is autism rather than society’s failure to recognize autism as a way of being which cannot simply be eliminated. The intense pressure placed on autistic people to not appear autistic is creating a world where those who do not, cannot, or choose not to behave like neurotypical people are left increasingly vulnerable to social exclusion or violence”

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About Me


ESTÉE KLAR

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 (www.taaproject.com), 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.