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Callum Brazzo (4643608)
Callum Brazzo (4643608)

Oh so you're reading this right now? WELCOME!

This is the place where, every week, you get an authentically autistic point of view on issues that I'll pick and choose because there is simply so much of the world to digest and I only have one week!

If there's ever anything you feel like you want to know as a casual reader or there is a massively publicised issue that needs an autistic voice, I will do my best to get onto it pronto!

Perhaps you feel more experienced in the world of autistic people. Contact details are at the end of this column and I encourage open minds regardless of your role in society; Complacency and ignorance are toxic qualities in the autistic community, so let's work to clear the air.

I am mentioning all of the above because I am so passionate about creating tangible change and outcomes for people but also because I am launching a new support/action group for autistic adults.

What does that mean? Well, for those autistic people who are18+, I am welcoming discussion, job searches, expression through the arts...somewhere to go.

I call it an 'action group' to mean that things like protests, joint projects like art exhibitions, films, theatre shows will be worked on here. Of course, group participation is NOT required (believe me, I used to be scared to leave my house due to anxieties) and I will work on making this work for attendees.

Last week, I talked about the blurry line between formally diagnosed as autistic (like myself) and the many, many people that are undiagnosed but very much in need of validation if nothing else. All people that feel they will benefit are welcome!

The journey may vary but it is always autistic led.

More info coming very soon!

Check out my TEDx talk on utilising autistic people's potential here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oq9vcfOMKHM&t=348s

Sign and share the Going Forward Music Festival 2019 fundraising petition here:

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/goingforwardmusicfestival?utm_term=PVMRB7Djy

Stop hate speech here:

https://www.change.org/p/chelsea-green-publishing-

Contact me on Facebook and Twitter @Callum Brazzo, call or text me on 07528 810 172 or go to callumbrazzo.com to connect, collaborate and create with me!

Until next Tuesday!



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