I’m Anne, your host. I am a co-founder of Ontario’s autistic self-advocacy organization, Autistics for Autistics and Executive Director of the Campaign Against Phony Autism Cures. I launched this podcast as a place to talk about neurodiversity.
My guests are all working for human rights and inclusion in various capacities: as activists, scholars, writers, grassroots workers, entertainers and more, often with a focus on youth rights. In the podcast, we discuss how institutions practice social control, how these practices get normalized and how we can (and do) intervene to make change.
Some of the topics we’re covering: AAC and communication rights; the problem of ABA; autism pseudoscience; ADHD in historical context; juvenile justice; the autistic self-advocacy movement; sexuality; independent supported living; special education; and access to health care.
In the fall, I hope to begin Season 2, which will focus on oral histories from the autistic self-advocacy movement!