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Featured Change “Autism Awareness Month” to “Autism Acceptance Month”

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by Nervous Rex, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. tducey

    tducey Well-Known Member

    Feb 8, 2018
    I'm lucky in that I've been accepted by many people. Still cases like mine are more of the exception than the rule. Hope we can see that change.
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  2. BlueSky Aozora

    BlueSky Aozora Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2018
    So you mean, there must be many autistic people joining the "Autism Acceptance Event" committee, right? Will autistic people even do all the event planning tasks? If not, then other NT etc needs to join, and it wont be an autistic committee anymore, like autism speaks maybe. I just ask because I dont know.
  3. Au Naturel

    Au Naturel Au Naturel

    Dec 11, 2019
    Typical activist group manned by people who don't have a clue. As I understand it, Autism Speaks was started by parents who had children with profoundly debilitating autism. Somebody had to speak for the kids who literally could not speak for themselves. The "treatment" is designed to make parents happy by eliminating symptoms that cause parents the most grief. Like most activist organizations the focus soon became growing the organization bigger, not evolving it to be better.

    Autism Speaks does not speak for me nor does it care about me.
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