The basics of being an ally

There are lots of ways to have a brain. Some people are autistic, while some people have other disabilities that change their brain. Other people don’t have disabilities that change their brain.
That’s fine. No brain is better than any other brain.

Autism is a disability, and disability is a normal part of being a human. You can learn more about disability in Chapter 5. That chapter can help you understand disability and be a better ally.

Autistic people are part of the disability rights movement. We have a right to be ourselves, and to be in the same world as everyone else. Being an ally means helping us fight for our rights.

Here are some things everyone can do to be an ally to autistic people: