Hello! I once tried to make an autism studio, but no one followed it so I'm trying another one. Autism Awareness and Acceptance are all well and good, but what we really need is autism appreciation! I cannot speak for anyone else, but I don't care if you neurotypicals know the politically correct term (autistic person or person with autism, no one really knows), but I do care about whether or not you want to Cure Autism Now. Add only projects related to autism. If you want to curate, just ask, you do not have to be active in order to curate. If I promote you to manager, please ask me before you change anything. Please be respectful. There are no stupid questions.
I keep seeing articles saying how "autism needs to be cured" and that "all autistic kids suffer so much and feel terrible inside" and it makes me so MAD! I mean, it is difficult sometimes, and I can't speak for anyone else, but I would not be who I am without my autism. I love having my "disability", and I don't think that people without autism should make such extravagant claims about how terrible it is. I don't think neurotypicals should be allowed to decide whether autistic people (such as myself!) should be "cured" of our beautiful differences. To any person with autism reading this, you are perfect just how you are. You don't need to change. You are loved. You are important. WE DO NOT NEED A CURE!