You may have been following the correspondence in my previous post about the UK organization, Brookdale Healthcare, that had a graphic on their website that suggested that Autistic people “enjoy being restrained.”
I am so thrilled to announce that they have changed that graphic, removing any reference at all to restraints!
I am so encouraged by this. Many of us were very distressed by that graphic but we kept our cool and engaged in respectful dialogue with the organization and they responded in a considerate and responsible manner. It may be a small victory, but it is encouraging because it suggests that we can effect large victories over time.
Thank you to everyone who was involved in bringing this graphic to the community’s attention and engaging Brookdale Healthcare on the matter.