By Lei Wiley-Mydske
(Image of a blue/green square framed in olive green with black text that reads: : “Loving, accepting and valuing Autistic lives should not be considered a revolutionary act.”)
I hope to help other disabled people in my community to come to the place of acceptance and pride that I have found through finding and knowing my own Autistic community. I hope that people will stop telling me they are afraid to label their children as Autistic, because being Autistic won’t be something to fear. I hope that when people walk into a bookstore and ask for books on Autism, they are not led to the parenting section, but to the Disability Rights and Disability Pride section. My library will always reflect those hopes until they are a reality.
The mission of the Ed Wiley Autism Acceptance Library is to promote understanding, acceptance and inclusion for Autistic people. Our organization is dedicated to the ideas of neurodiversity, social justice, Autistic/Disabled Pride and disability rights. The lending materials we offer will reflect the wide and diverse spectrum of autism and intersectional identities. We are working toward building an inclusive community and providing relevant resources and information for Autistic people, our families, friends and allies.
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