The Ambassadors of Autistan are representing the Autistan (i.e. the mental world of the autistics, or the autism) to the national authorities and organizations.
The Ambassadors of Autistan are also representing the “natives” (i.e. the persons who were born autistic), asa whole, which can be considered as an “autistic nation”.
They are not representing the autistics of a country or territory : this the role of the organizations of autistics in each country or territory.
When such an organization does not exist, the Ambassadors should strive to foster its creation, with the help of the appropriate national authorities and organizations.
Help and defense :
The Ambassadors of Autistan do not help nor defend the autistics of a country or territory in general, nor any autistic individual.
They should strive to encourage all the appropriate authorities and organizations of the countries or territories, in order to help and defend the autistics, while insisting on the “Fundamental Rights of the Autistics, according to the Autistan Diplomatic Organization”.
The organizations helping the autistics can be organizations of autistics themselves, provided that they obtain the necessary means and support, which may be an obligation for the public authorities.
In such case, the Ambassadors should strive to remind and explain these obligations, and should encourage the authorites to apply them concretely.
Relations between the Ambassadors and the “Natives” of the Autistan :
The Ambassadors do not have official or formal relations with the “Native” individuals (i.e. the autistics of a country), since they represent the Autistan (and the natives) to the non-autistic authorities and organizations.
But the natives may have various types of relations and participations with the Autistan Diplomatic Organization : either directly with the Headquarters, or with the Consular Section of the Embassy of Autistan in their country or territory, which may exist in the future, in the necessary means are provided.
This can be useful, for instance, to obtain a Autistan Native Identity Card.
(More details will be provided in the section “Natives”)
Conditions and rules
1/ Any Ambassador of Autistan has to be an autistic person, with proofs of autism (present or past), easily available to the public.
2/ Any Ambassador of Autistan may have any “type” or “level” of autism (including being non-verbal) ;
3/ Any Ambassador of Autistan be of have any age above 7 years (but exceptions can be made if necessary, for younger exceptionnal cases) ;
4/ Any Ambassador of Autistan may be a man or a woman (or any variation of such) ;
5/Any Ambassador of Autistan has to live in the state or territory to which he or she is representing (except in special cases, for example if an Ambassador has to live in exile).
6/ Any Ambassador of Autistan shall have a high diplomatic conduct, and a high moral attitude, while doing anything as an Ambassador ;
7/ Any Ambassador of Autistan shall never use his (or her) position for a personal benefit or for a need of social esteem ;
8/ Any Ambassador of Autistan, when doing anything as an Ambassador, shall never speak for himself (or herself), but always for the Autistan or the Autistan Diplomatic Organization ;
9/ Any Ambassador of Autistan, when doing anything as an Ambassador, shall have a behaviour according to the main characteristics of autism (like authenticity, integrity, sincerity, honesty, straightforwardness, coherence, accuracy).
When doing anything as an Ambassador, he (or she) shall not use the “opposite” characteristics (which are typical of the non-autism), even if it is “by playing a role (screenplay)”, for the purpose of our cause.
10/ If an Ambassador, when doing anything as an Ambassador, cannot behave as requested here, because of sensory or mental aggressions due to the non-autism, then his (or her) actions or decisions can be reconsidered (or cancelled) by the Council of the Ambassadors of the Autistan (CAA).
11/ Any Ambassador can be revoked, at any time, for justified reasons, by the Council of the Ambassadors of the Autistan (CAA).
The Ambassadors can be selected or approved by the Council of the Ambassadors of Autistan (CAA).
The Ambassadors of Autistan are representing the mental and spiritual life of the autistics (which is characteristic of their autistic sides), or the “aspects of their thoughts which are in autism.”
This is complementary to the “self-advocacy” organizations (autistics’ organizations) which themselves are rather concerned with life “in society,” in the material world (rights, education, adaptations, housing, work, etc.).
Therefore, it is possible to say that the Autistan (and what is related, namely our Organization) is about the spiritual or mental or “autistic” life of the autistics, while other organizations deal with their material life.
We can also say that the Autistan Ambassadors and Embassies are representing “the part of the autistic person which is in Autistan”, whereas the organizations of “self-advocacy” are represent “the part of the autistic person which is on Earth” (in the material world).
This is why the Ambassadors of Autistan are not supposed to work on the same things as these organizations. However, both should strive to collaborate.
Although the Autistan is not recognized as a “real” country, the concept of Embassies and Ambassadors has a “para-diplomacy” nature, just as valid as that of the “Model United Nations” (youth), for example.
There is no need for a material Embassy to be an Ambassador.