A year ago, I would have gone to a parent/teacher conference and not thought twice about my daughter being in the same room while we spoke about her. Six months ago, I knew enough to know that she understood what was being said even if she didn’t indicate that she did and would move to another room or arrange for child care during a conference so she would not be present.
This morning I received a passionate comment from someone who was responding to another comment about parent/teacher conferences. You can see the whole comment by going to yesterday’s post, but she ended with this:
“These things can ONLY happen in context of a culture of acceptance of the exclusion of Autistic people from discussions about our own lives, and of acceptance of the ‘need’ to speak of us in negative inaccurate terms because that supposedly fulfills some ‘need’…
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