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Stories About Autism Should Center Autistic People

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Sia, Stories About Autism Should Center Autistic People. Period.
Alaina Leary

Photo: via Sia/Youtube.
Maddie Ziegler, a nondisabled actor, portrays a young autistic woman in Sia’s upcoming film.

“Nothing about us without us” is a common saying in the disability community that traces back to South African disability rights activists in the 1990s. It’s more than a phrase, it highlights how common it is for disabled people to be excluded from conversations about our own civil rights, healthcare, and media representation. Parents of disabled children often carry more [...]

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