Authentically Autistic

Autistics of Aotearoa!

Uniting to share autistic experiences throughout the month of April.

What does it mean to be authentically autistic?

This year Altogether Autism is focusing on authentic autism throughout April, World Autism Acceptance month.

Autistics of Aotearoa is an autistic-led series where New Zealand autistics share what it means to be “authentically autistic” and offer advice on how we can show acceptance in meaningful ways.

To our autistic audience, if you would like to share your stories, videos and photos, send them to us via Live Chat at the bottom of the screen.

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It’s time to recognise autism as a valid identity rather than a puzzle with missing pieces, writes neurodiversity advocate Kahukura, Hawkes Bay Ngāi Tahu, Te Ātiawa. Kahukura tells us about what it means to be authentically autistic. Meanwhile Michah talks about how autism focusses him and watch out for the end when he reveals what makes him authentically autistic.



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