Autistic people are at risk of violence and victimization throughout their lives. A recent study by Vanderbilt researchers "revealed that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were nearly 2.5 times more likely than children without ASD to be reported to the Child Abuse Hotline by the age of 8. " 80% to 90% of autistic adults are not employed. Autistic people die considerably younger at a rate ten times higher than non-autistic people. A large part of the problem is language and viewpoint.
The United States government and very powerful corporate partnerships are going all-in on recruiting and employing "neurodivergents" in government intelligence cyber and data analysis positions.
In California, the Regional Centers, Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, and Social Security are operating almost the same since the Lanterman Act in the late seventies! They make autistic adults who reach out for help prove they were autistic as children, regardless of the evidence as an adult. There is no self-awareness regarding how deeply ableist this is or why it is leading to homelessness, poverty, abuse, and trauma.
By directing ourselves, as neurodivergent, to each other, to raising each other up enough to be able to live out purposeful, fulfilling lives as we would like, we are creating and building our world for ourselves. Any funding or support for autistic services or services for neurodivergents should go to neurodivergent-owned and operated businesses and services. We Rise Together.
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Bukimi No Tani Girl practiced interactive theater for fifteen years in prison, and trained kids in Los Angeles middle schools and UCLA law students in mediation. She was trained and deployed by the Los Angeles Mayor's Crisis response team for three years when there was a fatality in the city to be present for residents in their most vulnerable moment (please support the Los Angeles Mayor's Crisis Response Team). In 2015, the Mayor of Los Angeles presented her with the President's Volunteer Service Award and Bronze medal from President Barack Obama. She is a Los Angeles native whose distinctive writing and filmmaking voice she attributes to her American West and Mexican heritage in addition to being on the spectrum. She earned her MS in directing the film at the American Film Institute and holds a BS in digital filmmaking and is currently producing a podcast short story series (and Blogs about it here: https://ko-fi.com/bukiminotanigirl) and a documentary series about Neurodiversity.
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