Autism awareness month. Everything will be blue and supporters of “defeating” / finding a cure for Autism will undoubtedly be everywhere. I know that many of the parents and families of Autistic children are coming from a good place, but most of us do not want to be cured. I know I don’t.
There is nothing wrong with me, the only wrong is that I am expected to act “socially acceptable” in order to make close minded / uneducated NT’s feel comfortable.
I can NOT take credit for this video, however I really enjoyed it. Amythest Schaber is well spoken young woman on the spectrum. She is out there advocating for all of us, and for that we should all be grateful.
“What is Autism Acceptance Month? Why is acceptance important? Should I support Autism Speaks and “light it up blue”? What is the difference between awareness and acceptance? What can I do to celebrate Autism Acceptance Month? Answers to all of these questions (and a surprise visit from Jiji’s tail) in this special episode of Ask an Autistic!”