Autistic Advocates: Was it developed in consultation with Autistic people? Can Autistic people use this service? Are Autistic opinions featured in this documentary/piece of writing?
NTs with Big Ideas: No, we chose to focus on
Autistic Advocates: Why on earth would you exclude Autistic people from this thing which is about autism?
NTs with Big Ideas: Well, we had limited resources, so we could only focus on one stakeholder group. And we chose to focus on
because parents and professionals have the biggest lobbies
because if we consulted Autistic people, they would want us to provide a different kind of service than the kind we want to provide
because if we consulted Autistic people, they would want us to take out this ableist rhetoric which we want to use
because it never even occurred to us to ask Autistic people about this thing
… because we did.