Much is said about the inclusion of people with autism or other disabilities, but sometimes it can be difficult to know how to explain to others who we are.
The way we address our colleagues/friends can facilitate communication and inclusion of people with disabilities in the various contexts. When we use empathy to try to get others to understand us, as well as to better understand others, we are increasing the opportunities for everyone to feel included, welcomed and respected.
Autistic people often face mental health problems such as depression, high levels of stress or anxiety. Many of these aspects are related to trying to integrate and belong to a community (Nuske, et al.2019). However, lack of understanding and knowledge leads to frequent episodes of frustration.
Here are some tips you can use to explain to others what autism is: