Disability Benefits Are Not ‘Hand Outs’


Let’s be honest. Folks without disabilities who don’t understand why we need benefits will call it a ‘handout.’ If you have an invisible illness or disorder and you speak about using disability benefits or any other benefits, you will be shamed, exploited, belittled. It’s sad that people think the only disabilities are if you’re in a wheelchair or need a walker.…

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Zero Tolerance Policies in Education


I am a Black parent of two Black autistic children of African-Caribbean heritage attending mainstream schools.  I have written this article to raise awareness about the experiences of Black autistic boys within the school’s system in the UK including, and the consequences for health wellbeing in adulthood. Two years ago my son was permanently excluded from his secondary school because…

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As Long As There Is Ignorance, Stigmas, etc Autistic Adults Will Remain Unemployed


It’s no lie that 85% of autistic adults are unemployed. Everyone thinks the solution is more programs for us. Which is true. We need more programs that help people with autism. You can have all the programs in the world, all of the job training in the world. If you don’t break the stigma and ignorance, autistic adults will remain…

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