Autistic people have a right to control our own bodies. A lot of times, people don’t respect this right. They might touch us without asking, try to change how we move, or do things to our bodies that we don’t like. A big part of being an ally is respecting our rights, and that means making sure we are in charge of our bodies.
One way to respect our bodies is to let us stim. If you don’t know what stimmingMoving in the same way over and over again. Everyone stims, but autistic people stim more than other people. is, go to Chapter 3. All people stim, but when autistic people stim, some people try to stop us. This is wrong. Stimming is a big part of our lives, and alliesNon-autistic people who want to help autistic people. All sorts of people can be allies. should make sure we can keep stimming.