Early this year, I was thrilled to be invited to do a presentation for The Nora Project. Their mission is to teach empathy by sparking friendships between students and their peers with disabilities. They usually run this particular training live over the summer but this year their program went virtual due to COVID-19. I have included a link to the video I provided them about Presumed Competence. It is 9 minutes long and has some good video of me using a letterboard to actually write my presentation which I “voiced” as narration using my iPad, so I encourage you to watch the whole thing.
The video goes into more detail, but Presumed Competence means to assume an autistic person has the capacity to think, learn, and understand.