For several years, autism organizations led by non-autistic parents and professionals have focused on Autism Awareness in the month of April.
Autistic people have pushed back on the Awareness campaigns (and their usual pathologizing, othering frameworks) by asking for less talk of awareness and more acceptance for autistic people of all ages.
This year I was inspired to flip the old script with a new kind of Awareness campaign:
This April is Ableism Awareness Month
Join me in the coming weeks as I roll out some basic information and awareness of this epidemic of ableism, including examples and symptoms, treatments and alternatives, and more.