Life after school

A little while ago I was interviewed by the ABC for an article about life after year 12 make sure you check it out.”I hid my autism diagnosis for four years – I felt ashamed of being different. When you go from primary school to secondary school you have to re-build everything from scratch, and change isn’t our strong suit, and being social isn’t really either. But I ended up building a very good network of friends. I basically just started telling people I’m proud to be on the autism spectrum. I’m proud to be different. My ultimate goal is a world that embraces autism and difference in general.”
Bryce Pace is a powerful advocate for people on the autism spectrum. You can read more of his story in this new feature from ABC News: https://goo.gl/RT5vYC

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Australian Autism Community Outraged

Last night Don Burke described autism as a genetic failure, and something you could use to get out of any situation. In an interview on A Current Affair, he claimed he had Asperger’s even though he has never been clinically diagnosed. He blamed his “Asperger’s” for his actions 30 years ago sparking outrage in the autism community. As a proud person on the autism spectrum, I would like to state that no one has a right to use the Autism Spectrum in this way especially if you aren’t even diagnosed. It is not an excuse or a get out of jail free card and even if he is on the spectrum his behavior is in no way reflective of the general autism community who are productive and law-abiding people. If you have been offended by Don Burke’s comments, make sure you talk to a trusted person.Bryce Pace

Autism Advocate, Blogger, Speaker

It is Time to Change

People wonder why parents are scared to send their autistic child to a mainstream school. This is a good example of why.. Schools are not treating students equally and prefer to abuse students on the spectrum rather than teach them. Please read and share this so that we can make people aware of what is happening inside Australia’s schools. It is time to change our ways and to treat all students with respect as this treatment is happening too often.

http://abc.net.au/news/2017-10-09/hundreds-of-disabled-children-abused-neglected-at-schools/9021876?pfmredir=sm

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Bryce Pace

Autism Advocate, Blogger, Speaker