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How to Support an Autistic Person During Autism Awareness Month

Source: How to Support an Autistic Person During Autism Awareness Month

April can be a very challenging month for autistic people, who face disaster rhetoric, praise for organizations that hurt them, calls for cures, and routine dehumanization. This can be very taxing on their mental health.[1][2] One survey finds that 56% of autistics say awareness campaigns harm their mental health, 59% say their self image has been harmed, and 62% say that awareness campaigns have caused mental health episodes.[3][4] Here is how to help protect their self-esteem and keep their spirits high.

By Eve Reiland

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