The third issue of the Canadian Journal of Autism Equity was published on April 25, 2023. This issue is a collection of articles written by and for Autistic people, their families, and decision-makers alike. The major theme of this issue is Autistics in decision-making, the importance of lived experience, and the inclusion of first voice Autistics in policy development.
The articles in this issue are written by those in the Autistic community and thus they should bear more weight than others regardless of one’s academic title. These are pieces written with a compassionate lens of a person who lives on the pulse of what it’s like to live with autism. These articles call to light issues in current policy development and how the only way to rectify that is to involve us in creating that change. These articles are doing the exact things as what I am doing on the ground every single day, advocating for changes to the current environments occupied by Autistic individuals.