Her motivation to organise the conference is for others like her to be understood – not fixed – and to change people’s perception of autism.
There are enough of us here, we’ve got a lot to say and we need to be listened to. We’re excluded from a lot of research and reports so it’s time to open the conversation and move away from this “pretend inclusion” which is basically depriving us of our human rights.
The narrative around autism is largely controlled by national charities and professionals.
Autistic people themselves are excluded from the conversations and decision making process on a local and national level. AUsome Autism Conference will give us a much needed platform to be heard, to start a much needed conversation.