Encouraging Support and Inclusion for People with Autism: Understanding Their Human Rights



Nearly half of people have autism, a neurological illness that has affected people in the past and today. Therefore, it has an impact on individuals across all age groups, genders, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Bullying can easily target children with autism, both inside and outside of the classroom. The good news is that adults with autism, particularly those who function at their unique level, can lead happier lives by working hard, getting an education, becoming independent, and integrating into society. They became bakers, artists, writers, entertainers, and they even worked hard to become scientists. In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted into law. People with impairments, including those with autism, are protected from discrimination under this civil rights law. It covers several topics, including work, lodging, public transit, and the ability to use services and programs provided by municipal and state governments.

Keywords: autism, bullying, American with Disabilities Act

Year Manuscript Completed

Spring 2024

Senior Project Advisor

Heather Roy

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Human Services

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