People with Autism are a major part of what we refer to today as the Neurodiversity Movement. According to Wikipedia, Neurodiversity is an approach to learning and mental health that argues various neurological conditions are the result of normal variations in the human genome.
The Neurodiversity movement describes itself as an international civil rights movement of which the autism rights movement is its most influential sub-movement. The movement promotes self-advocacy of its members. Autism Shifts subscribes to this movement.
People with Autism think and see the world differently in many aspects. We celebrate these differences and see many aspects that others consider challenges as strengths. We also believe that we are all part of a bigger whole and have more in common then differences. Our program is not about changing individuals that have been diagnosed with autism as they don’t need to be changed. Our philosophy is teaching those with Autism about themselves and the world in which they live and at the same time, educating the world about Autism so that these two worlds can coexist in harmony. This makes our world a better place for all!