…be allowed to talk about their autism without neurotypicals shouting them down with ‘yes! I get that sometimes, too!’

Because it’s not the same.

…be allowed to show autistic behaviours like stimming without being treated as subhuman or bad.

Because it’s necessary.

…be allowed to advocate for ourselves without dismissal, accusation or intolerance.

Because it will change things.

…be accepted as family members, friends and partners.

Because we are as human as you.

…be allowed to have lives that aren’t one long apology for existing.

Because if you don’t have to live your life like that, why should I?