Jim Sinclair

Jim Sinclair is an autism rights activist who, together with fellow autistics, Kathy Lissner Grant and Donna Williams, formed Autism Network International in 1992. Being the only one of the three with an internet connection, Sinclair became the original coordinator of ANI. Sinclair did not speak until age 12.

Sinclair wrote "Don't Mourn for Us", as essay with an anti-cure perspective on autism,. ''Don't Mourn for Us serves as a touchstone for a fledgling movement. Sinclair was featured in the book Somebody Somewhere'' by Donna Williams, which covers the formation of ANI.

In the mid-1990s autism conferences rarely featured autistic public speakers and even more rarely paid them for their work; Sinclair was among the first international public advocates in the autism field.

Sinclair is a self-described intersexual who was born biologically intersexed and raised as a girl, but now self-identifies as "openly and proudly neuter, both physically and socially".

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