This week I wrote about recent reports of abuse in Australia for the Walk in Our Shoes flashblog, an important project challenging the belief that we should empathise with parents and others who abuse and murder autistic people.

An autistic student is locked in a purpose-built cage

I can not stop thinking about this 10 year-old child trapped behind blue metal bars. I imagine his school shoes and him pacing or rocking in them, stimming to cope with the stress. I imagine his feet would rather be running or jumping or spinning in those school shoes. I think he would be frightened.

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