Autism Awareness Month needs some work. A large portion of awareness is propelled by Autism Speaks, but what is Autism Speaks saying about autism and what is their awareness doing? I thought I’d give you a glimpse at how Autism Awareness needs to change to Autism Acceptance, a concept that isn’t new, nor initiated by me. Autistic adults have been trying to make a change for years.
So, since Autism Speaks seems to be the organization we see plastered everywhere when we think of autism, let’s take a look at what they believe, and what their “awareness” is composed of.
Autism Speaks is hailed as wonderful by a multitude of autism parents. It’s one of the largest organizations that attaches its name to autism, and because autism parents think this establishment is going to find answers…
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