7/ Natives

The website for any autistic person in the world is Autistan.net – The network of the autistic people


The “Natives”, forming an “Autistic Nation”

All the autistic persons are autistic since their birth (or before) ; therefore, they can be considered as :

  • forming an “Autistic Nation” (a biological minority of about 70 millions persons) (according to the etymology of the word “nation”, which is related to the birth)

  • the “Natives” of Autistan (or the “Nationals” of Autistan)

The various “states of relationship” between the “Natives”, the Autistan, and the Autistan Diplomatic Organization

Note : Any autistic person can access to the Autistan (that they can name as they want, or that they may not name) when they are “into autism” (i.e. mentally focused in their autistic thoughts, autistic points of view, autistic behaviours, autistic realizations etc.) 

  • “Autistic not aware about autism” : Someone is autistic, but does not know that he or she is autistic.
    (This can happen, for example, when the concept of “autism” is too much abstract for an autistic person, or in countries where autism is not well known, especially when the “level” of autism is weak.)

  • “Consciously autistic” : Someone knows that he or she is autistic, but generally does not know the word “Autistan” nor the concept and organization associated with it.

  • “Autistic aware about Autistan” : An autistic person who knows more or less what the “Autistan” is about, and who sometimes may know also about our Organization (without necessarily supporting it).

  • “Autistic Supporter or Participant of Autistan” : An autistic person who not only knows about Autistan, but who also is supporting, participating, or interested in participating, to our concept of Autistan.
    (This can be done through our Organization and its tools (websites…).)

  • Official status of “People of Autistan” : The autistic persons who have provided a proof of autism to our Organization, through Autistan.net.
    (This status does not necessarily imply a participation in our Organization.)

  • Official status of “Certified Native of Autistan” : An autistic person who have provided a proof of autism to our Organization through Autistan.net, when that proof is a certificate of autism issued by a specialist of autism officially allowed to do that in his/her country.
    (This status does not necessarily imply a participation in our Organization.)

  • Official status of “Citizen of Autistan” : A “People of Autistan” (usually, a “Certified Native”) who has requested to be a “Citizen of Autistan” through Autistan.net.
    This can be useful, for instance, to obtain a “National Identity Card” of Autistan.
    So far, this status is granted in all cases, but we may consider this subject more closely in the future, now that there are more “People of Autistan” and other autistic persons interested.
    (This status does not necessarily imply a participation in our Organization.)

  • Official status of “Autistic Advisor of Autistan” : An autistic person who advises our Organisation, without necessarily supporting or participating more than that.
    (An Advisor does not have necessarily to be registered in Autistan.net.)

  • Official status of “Ambassador of Autistan” : An autistic person who has accepted to be an Ambassador of Autistan.
    The Ambassadors’ functions are merely about the representation of the Autistan Diplomatic Organization to the governments and national or international organizations, about analysing the situation of the autistics and the public policies in their physical country, and about advising the Organization (more details here).
    (An Ambassador does not have necessarily to be registered in Autistan.net, but this is highly advisable.)

  • Additionnally, there is a non-formal group of autistic persons in charge of the animation and the management of the Organization, including namely the Founder and Secretary-General of the Organization, Eric Lucas, with the help of the Ambassadors and Advisors of Autistan.
  • And finally, there is a special status for Josef Schovanec, who is :
    • autistic ;
    • the creator of the word “Autistan” ;
    • the Godfather of our Organization since october 2016.

We are constantly in contact with Josef and other autistic persons (not necessarily linked to the Autistan concept), which is very useful in order know about the international and national situations regarding autism, the difficulties, the public policies, and many other considerations that help to decide better about our Organization.

– Any autistic person is free to cooperate or to communicate with us and / or with the usual “self-advocacy” organizations : there is no incompatibility in being also a member of other Organizations, on the contrary ;

– And of course these organizations are welcome to collaborate or to communicate with us.


The global network of the autistic people in the world is

Autistan.net

This network also accepts the registration of any person (even not autistic) who has a relation with autism, or who just wants to support.

The special rules of Autistan.net are intended to make this virtual space as close as possible with the notion of “the world of the autistic people”.


We recommend to any person in relation with autism to register in Autistan.net, which is our most global and open communication tool.