Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Awareness? Acceptance? Appreciation? Oh my.

I was explaining to a very AUsome ally that none of the names for Autism Day really work. I hate the  idea that awareness would be good enough, but at the same time, there really is so much more understanding needed and there IS still a lack of awareness. Acceptance also seems like a low bar to set - it’s like tolerance of the fact that autistics exist and there ways. Things like appreciation and empowerment and activism are far better, but not realistic withouf a base of accurate understanding and acceptance. So I told her that it should be “Autism Level-Up Day,” where people strive for progress from where ever they are starting. She made thjs wonderful graphic for me to share. :) Happy Autism Level Up Day to all. 

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