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"I sometimes feel that disability is treated as a secondary matter in society, and something needs to be done about this."

Judith Turkson-Baidoo
- on being a black autistic woman and attitudes towards disability

What is being autistic like for you?

Being autistic does have its challenges, but it has also shaped me as a person.

"Being autistic does have its challenges, but it has also shaped me as a person."

When I was 10 or 11, I started to feel very different from my peer group. I was in my own world really. It’s a big transition from primary to secondary school.

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Judith's artwork

From personal experience, being both black and autistic means that people don’t always seem to understand me. I sometimes feel that disability is treated as a secondary matter in our society, and something needs to be done about this.

"I sometimes feel that disability is treated as a secondary matter in our society, and something needs to be done about this."