Updated: Oct 4
Disability Rights and Neurodiversity
We are helping lead the Disability Rights movement in the United States, along with many other organizations in the United States, and around the world. Neurodiversity is real, it does exist, and it will never go away. The ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act) allows autistic people to receive accessibility and accommodations; however, there needs to be improvement for the ADA in the US. The ADA needs to incorporate anything mentioned in Amanda's blog post here. The ADA's 30th Anniversary was held on July 26, 2020. For those who have not seen #CripCamp, it is a highly recommended Netflix Documentary on the Disability Rights Movement. Disabled people deserve to be heard, as well as receive the same rights as everyone else. The autistic rights movement start in the 1990s, with Autism Network International. Autistic advocates are continuing the advocacy and activism that was started by ANI. The most note-able pioneers and pioneer organizations are The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), The Autistic Women & Non-binary Network (AWN), Autism Network International (ANI), Aspies for Freedom (AFF), and our organization being the first org to combat vaccine misinformation (FAA).