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Acceptance Over Awareness

With April fast approaching, I want to talk about autism acceptance. Let me start by saying that I’m not trying to say we don’t need awareness, just that this sort of awareness does not always later breed acceptance. 338 more words


How Autism Awareness Goes Wrong

The month of April was Autism Acceptance Month, a counter-movement against the cure-focused Light It Up Blue campaigns.

As such, Sarah wrote an explainer for The Establishment about how autism awareness goes wrong. 7 more words

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One Faith, Many Paths: Sue Abramowski

For this edition of “One Faith, Many Paths”, I am interviewing my Facebook friend Sue Abramowski. When I started joining autism groups, she was the first person to friend me. 1,013 more words


The right to not understand

As I’m finishing this post, it’s nearing the end of Autism Acceptance Month, and almost Blogging Against Disablism Day (which is officially May 1), and the more I thought about getting around to writing it, the more I thought that it kind of stands at the intersection of those two things… acceptance of autism and disability, and opposition to prejudice based on disability. 1,210 more words

More Autistic Websites

Last year, I gave you a list of autism-themed websites and blogs. I’ve decided to make a sequel of sorts. Not only will this be blogs, but also a couple web-based magazines and another YouTube vlogger. 251 more words


Autism Acceptance: Allies

I’ve been “out” to my friends for about a year. Those same friends who have been with me for longer than that knew my son was autistic, or likely autistic. 388 more words

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