Our mission is to empower the Autistic, Neurodivergent, and Disabled communities through the principles of Disability Justice; to shift the narrative of disability through relationships, education, and advocacy; to disrupt systems that challenge access to employment, transportation, housing, mental health services, and food security for Disabled people; and to support self-determination and access, while cultivating belonging and joy.
We believe in listening to, centering, and amplifying Autistic and other Neurodivergent and Disabled voices. Lived experiences are valid, legitimate, positions of expertise.
We understand all identities are varied, multi-faceted, and intersectional. We believe in honoring the complex interweaving of identities and acknowledging systems of oppression.
We actively confront the misconceptions, stereotypes, and stigma associated with Autistic, Neurodivergent, and Disabled identities that grow from ableist roots, result in discrimination and exclusion, and impact the mental health of those who hold these identities.
We believe all beings are interdependent and that a person’s value is inherent in their existence, and not dependent upon measures of productivity, independence, and neuro-normative conformity.
We are committed to actively addressing racial and socioeconomic disparities in access to opportunities and outcomes.
RESOURCES ON DISABILITY JUSTICE
by Patty Berne and Sins Invalid
Definition crafted based on Disability Activist Collective notes.
compiled by Project LETS
10 Principles of Disability Justice, by Pattie Berne and Sins Invalid. Image by Sins Invalid.