Autistic citizens are mistreated everyday. Increasingly, they reside in the broader community, engaging daily with retailers, banks, and other businesses, or with government—just like anyone else. The difference is that few people understand what their special needs are, how to speak with them, and how to avoid potential problems such as emotional meltdowns.
Despite mainstreaming, the autistic are seven times more likely to engage with police in their lifetime than persons not on the autism spectrum. This is primarily the result of victimization and the misunderstanding of their condition by those who should know.
Our role is to create acceptance of autism through education and public speaking engagements, symposiums, conferences, and meetings with the goal of preventing harm to those on the spectrum. Help us in our quest by introducing our courses to friends and family.