You’ve landed on this page because you want to become a good ally and support to your autistic friend or loved one. And you’re off to the best start. Educating yourself in a space that’s 100% positive about autistic and neurodivergent people is the best thing you can do. Depending on how much you know already – or even how much you think you know – this might be a small or a large task. But it’s a task with a great reward, because how you change the environment and your reactions and assumptions around that person can really make a difference for them.
Dive in with an open mind and remember that autistic people experience the world in a different way to neurotypical people. Neither way is THE right way, but one of multiple right ways – difference, not deficit.