Writing #Autistic Characters—An #ActuallyAutistic Perspective

Writing #Autistic Characters—An #ActuallyAutistic Perspective

Writing Autistics

Writing Autistics

do

  • ask us for our help and input
  • listen to what we tell you
  • respect us as unique individuals
  • remember we have feelings
  • give us subtle, complex motivations
  • portray adults as well as children

don’t

  • ridicule our differences
  • treat us as objects of pity
  • assume our goal is to be like you
  • use our behaviours as a running joke
  • fall into lazy, outdated stereotyping
  • expect praise just for mentioning us

We need role models, not ammunition for bullies.