To autistic people, autism parents, family members, friends, and supporters:
In light of the prevailing mythology that autistic people lack empathy, and in response to the damage that this stereotype does to our lives and to our psychological well-being, I’ve created a new website.
It will feature writing by autistic individuals, by autism parents and family members, and by others who understand that autistic people all along the spectrum experience the world in highly empathetic and sensitive ways. Telling our stories, describing our experiences, and speaking the truth in our own voices, we can break dehumanizing stereotypes and increase understanding.
I welcome all submissions, including previously published work. Please submit your piece or a link to your work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have a blog, help spread the word! Provide a link to the Autism and Empathywebsite, and post an announcement. Together, we can make a difference.
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