Micah David-Cole Fletcher, Autistic Hero

“The honor Micah deserves for putting his body in the path of violent prejudice is his and his alone. But we should also acknowledge Micah as an Autistic man, because in doing so we can help to dispel the myths and stigma that challenged him and all of us in growing up in a world that is too willing to define Autistic life in terms of fear or pity and never in terms of virtue.

Keep Micah’s name in mind when those who should know better describe Autistic people as lacking empathy or the ability to care for others. Micah’s bravery should serve as part of the rebuttal when schools and workplaces resist including Autistic people out of fear and stigma.”
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