Text says: The A-Z of neurodiversity. A is for autonomy. Text is multi-coloured embossed font on a white square on a green background filled with letters.

A is for Autonomy

Autonomy and self-determination are principles that we talk a lot about within the neurodiversity movement, but what do we mean by this? How is this relevant to Autistic people? Unfortunately, it’s the second sentence of article 5 which becomes problematic for us because many of us are presumed to be incapable of exercising autonomy.