Autistic History Month prompts (a bit late)

Prompts for Autistic History Month

Here are some prompts to get you started if you haven’t already! It’s not too late to submit! Submissions close November 29 at 11:59 PM U.S. Eastern Standard Time.

  1. How did certain symbols of autism/neurodiversity come about, ableist or not? (i.e. rainbow infinity sign for neurodiversity) (puzzle piece was done for 2013)
  2. Some autistics often get overlooked in discussions of autistic history – who are they? What are their stories? Can you describe some of their history?
  3. How does the autistic rights/self-advocacy movement differ historically, then and now, in different parts of the world?
  4. How does the general autism advocacy movement differ historically, then and now, in different parts of the world?
  5. Do you have autistic relatives who were born in a different generation? What are their stories?
  6. What is the history of autistic self-advocacy in relation to general disability self-advocacy? (for instance, how does it differ, historically and now)?
  7. Autism is not new – but where are the autistics from generations past? What kinds of things happened to them? What kinds of lives did they lead?
  8. What is your personal “autism history”?
  9. Find an older activist or autistic person to interview. What kinds of work have they done? What has happened to them? What kinds of lives have they led?
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Autistic disability and mental health rights advocate. Part of the LGBTQ+ community. I like writing lengthy 101 guides.

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