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Beyond Awareness: A Rallying Cry for Acceptance and Inclusion

April is a busy month in the Autistic community. What started out many years ago as an awareness campaign led by parents has now turned its focus towards what matters to …

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Another Autism Awareness Month is Almost Here. Yay

I’m aware. I’m aware that the way that I am is considered “disordered” and wrong. That people expose laboratory mice to infections in order to try to recreate the way I …

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Image description: photo of a parent and child standing side by side in a sunny field, with their arms raised and outstretched as they gaze at each other. Text says, “Parents who practice acceptance will not allow anyone to devalue their children. They will not allow anyone to value their children on the basis of what they can do, but on the basis of their humanity. - Amy Sequenzia, awnnetwork.org”

Autism Acceptance – It Requires Action

It has been a long time since Autistics started saying that Autism Awareness is not enough. It has been a long time since Autistics started saying that Autism Awareness actually hurts …

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Your Autism Awareness Has Failed

It is almost April and it is the time of the year when Autistics have to remind the rest of the world that we are human beings, that we have human …

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Tell Me About Your Autism Awareness Month

So, you got all excited about the Autism Awareness campaigns because you have an Autistic child – pardon me, child “with autism”, or a friend’s child “has autism”, or a friend …

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Static Bubbles: The Myths of Functioning Labels

In the Autism communities, the terms “high functioning” and “low functioning” are used quite a lot. However, when asked, the communities are unable to agree upon defining criteria for each. This …

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