A-Okay Intersectionality: A visibility report on autistic aces & their experiences

Happy Autism Acceptance Month! In celebration, we created this infographic to inform and share our data with you all. With one third of surveyed aces being on the autism spectrum we would like to spotlight the intersectionality experienced by autistic aces. This data comes for the 2019 Ace Community Survey data which will be in a report later this year, so be on the lookout! For more information on Autism Acceptance Month and autistic experiences please visit the Autism Society.

infographic on autistic aces

8 thoughts on “A-Okay Intersectionality: A visibility report on autistic aces & their experiences

  1. You say, “More than a third of surveyed aces are on the autism spectrum” and “More than half of autistic aces are on the aromantic spectrum”, but in both cases the numbers only add up if you count the people who said they were “Unsure”. How can you apply a label to people if they themselves are unsure whether that label applies to them?

    • Yeah i actually noticed that myself too… Seemed odd to claim a whole third of aces are autistic when that’s counting the many “unsure” individuals as a significant chunk of that third. Even just phrasing it “might be autistic” or something would be better than what it is now…

      I was also really curious when looking at the infographic for how allistic aces compared in percentage who are trans or aro-spec. I appreciated the one point where the comparison was indeed included.

    • The analyst chose to include “unsure” responses in the autism spectrum, and they are consistently included throughout the infographic. Sometimes this choice is made because the “unsure” group is statistically more similar to one group than the other. I’ll try to follow up on this question.

      • That makes sense, because whenever I’ve done surveys on autistic people, the unsure population tends to score very similarly to people who are certain they’re autistic.

    • Apparently if “unsures” are excluded from the analysis, results are similar, but slightly more pronounced. About 2-5% more identify as queer, trans, aro, and poly, and a slightly higher risk of suicide.

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