A while back, a poster showing the “signs of autism” was brought to my attention. It was clearly written from a non autistic person’s point of view, was extremely pathologizing and negative. I “fixed” the poster with language that was more supportive and reframed the “behaviors” shown in a more understanding and accepting way. My friends at Autism & Neurodiversity in the Classroom (an awesome resource, you should check them out!) posted the two images side by side to show that the way we talk about autism really does matter!
I wanted to create a resource that people could share to counter these types of messages about autism, and I finally did! This Neurodivergent Narwhal poster will be available in my redbubble store if you’d like to purchase it to support the library. If you e-mail the library at firstname.lastname@example.org, I can send you a free pdf of the poster to print and use as well!
( I apologize for the lack of image descriptions, I am working on that, but it’s something that is really difficult for me to do! Thanks for understanding!)
Hello, I Would like to translate to spanish, including your post. It is posible?ReplyDelete
That would be great! Please do!Delete
Thanks (gracias) I Will World on it!!Delete
Can you send me the images? Amasperger@gmail.com I Will edit itDelete
I will send them when I get to my computer tonight!ReplyDelete
This is spectacular!! ❤️ReplyDelete
Thank you for putting time and effort into the posters.ReplyDelete
We should all be mindful in such a way that we are always prepared to deconstruct images and their messages, as you have with these. This is a literacy that too few of us have. Thanks for this work you have done for us.ReplyDelete
This looks brilliant - I'd love to see a pdf so I can read it properly - I think it's brilliant to see these side to side because I know the way things are worded really does make a difference - thanks! My email is email@example.com.ReplyDelete
Hello! I am happy to make image descriptions, if someone hasn't already. Let me know!ReplyDelete