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Gaps In Our Communities

by Savannah Nicole Logsdon-Breakstone It’s April, and therefore Autism Acceptance Month. We talk about how acceptance of and even respect for people’s Autisticness is important, not just for Autistics ourselves but for our communities. People have varied support needs, and … Continue reading

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Listen Up!

by Henry Frost Airplane to Washington DC for secret commercial for Acceptance. Heroes, leaders all around. Autistic people all around. Acceptance all around. I am all around. Fun energy times. Full of hope. Full of ready. Ready for change. Ready … Continue reading

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Be the Very Best YOU, You Can Be!

by Ariane Zurcher There’s a great deal of talk about acceptance regarding autism this month, which is a wonderful shift from all the talk about “awareness”. I actually prefer the words “embracing” and “celebrating”, as acceptance can too easily be … Continue reading

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For Want of a Nail

by Meg Evans We often don’t realize how much our ability to do our work depends on the workplace environment, rather than simply the nature of the work itself.  For those of us who spend our days sitting at a … Continue reading

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Acceptance Is Equality

by Allison Wohl Over the past several years, there has been a fundamental shift in the disability rights movement toward increased self-advocacy: the idea that people with disabilities must be at the table, rather than have others make decisions on … Continue reading

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We Want YOU

We are looking for first-person and family perspectives on autism and autism acceptance to include in our “What Is Autism” section. We are looking for brief descriptions of what autism is like from the perspective of autistic people of all … Continue reading

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Study, Love, Acts of Justice

by Clarissa Kripke Medical school didn’t prepare me for parenthood. It did train me to respect scientific limitations. I declined genetic screening because I didn’t want to risk my pregnancy. When I look at my son’s baby pictures, I realize … Continue reading

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Acceptance

by Matt Young The things we’re willing to accept, and the things we refuse to accept, reveal a lot about who we are, as individuals and as a culture. From a young age, our society strives to indoctrinate us to … Continue reading

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Acceptance Is Belonging

by Amy Sequenzia Autism Acceptance means more than love and understanding. It means belonging. Belonging to a family, belonging to a school, belonging to a group that shares common interests, belonging to a group of co-workers, belonging to a community, … Continue reading

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