Should Autistic People Be Classified by Wristbands?

Don’t know if you heard about this story, but a police officer attacked an autistic person after mistaking their stim for a probable cause or a symptom of drug use. Because of this, that department is starting a classification system for people who are neurodiverse, such as wearing wristbands to label oneself as autistic. While we shouldn’t be afraid of the label (and the intention is far from sinister), does having the label attached, visible to oneself really contribute to understanding or a social divide? Tell us your thoughts. Here is the article.

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