Ableism is discrimination and exclusion of people on the basis of them being part of the disabled community, whether or not their disability is visible.
World Autism Awareness Day was made for the autism community not by the autism community so it’s fundamentally flawed. We’d rather an acceptance day instead!
A late diagnosis of autism can be affirming as well as confusing. Is it important to go through a formal autism assessment? Do the opinions of other people matter? What does self-diagnosis mean?