Autcom 25: Human Rights for All?

Musings Of A Wandering Autistic

At roughly 7:00 AM yesterday, I was standing in an upper floor hallway of the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, New Hampshire with Autcom President Emily Titon and my new friend Ivan.  We were at the Autism National Committee’s 25th Anniversary Conference, and Emily and Ivan were trying to get in touch with the other board members while I tagged along.  The previous day, one of the attendees had used a flash camera in the presence of well-known Autistic activist Kassiane Sibley (who writes the blog Radical Neurodivergence Speaking – you should read it).  Like 30% of the Autistic population, Kassiane is also epileptic, and for this reason, flash photography was to be strictly prohibited at the event. This was the first point on the rule sheet, and was also brought up during the opening remarks.  Apparently the person who used a flash had not been able to attend the opening…

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