About tone policing autistic speakers | Shona Davison

I recently heard a talk by an autistic speaker. This speaker has had awful experiences with professionals throughout their life. They have said that professionals nearly killed them.

Sometimes when autistic people speak about their life experiences, anger and resentment is obvious. This can make others feel uncomfortable. An autism professional complained to nearby autistic people that the speaker should not be so negative about professionals. The fact they are on stage ‘validates’ their views and many of the audience members were good professionals who had come to the talk in their free time.

Source: About tone policing autistic speakers | Shona Davison

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