The Autistic Empire is an autistic social organisation built by and for autistic adults to form community based on autism as a civic identity and to provide practical tools and services for all autistic people. Launched in 2018, we are based in London, UK and have Citizens across the world.
The Autistic Empire is built on five principles:
- Autism is an ordinary variant of human neurology
- All autistic people are one people
- We do not need a cure; we want solutions
- Autism does not disable us; societies disable us
- Autism does not excuse us from civility or personal development
We are a community dominated by autistic people where minority stress does not exist, where autistic people can have a safe and supportive environment to engage in self-development and express their most authentic selves, and where we can develop solutions to the very real issues we have as a people, such as sensory sensitivities, associated medical conditions such as epilepsy and allergies, and underdeveloped social and empathetic skills, which can then be exported to the wider world for the benefit of the whole autistic people.
Our shop stocks a range of products which are useful to the autistic consumer, interesting, or which were made by autistic artists. By supporting us, you are supporting an autistic-led business which invests of all its profits in autistic people and autistic liberation.