What does autism acceptance look like to you?

A person named Lili Valencia holding a sign reading

[Image description: A person named Lili Valencia holding a sign reading “Autism Acceptance Is: Getting to know everyone on an individual basis” next to a heart symbol.]

Lynette Porter has done a sign in many colors. there are stamps and markers next to the sign on the table. A hand is pnning the sign to the table. The sign says,

[Image description: Lynette Porter has done a sign in many colors. there are stamps and markers next to the sign on the table. A hand is pinning the sign to the table. The sign says, “Autism Acceptance Is: Listening Learning Loving Growing”]

A person named Stephanie holding a sign that reads:

[Image description: A person named Stephanie holding a sign that reads: “Autism Acceptance is: Embracing Differences Being openminded, nonjudgemental, loving an autistic person(s) who who they are” Stephanie has drawn a heart next to the last part.]

Sign is from a Grandmother of two autistic grandchildren and is in Spanish. It reads,

[Image description: Sign is from a Grandmother of two autistic grandchildren and is in Spanish. It reads, “Autism Acceptance is: Quererlos tener tolerancia sobre todo amarlos son Angeles que Dios nos mando a esta tierra.” which translates in English to “Love them, have tolerance, above anything love them, they’re angels sent to us by God to this earth.”]

James Perez supports autism acceptance because

[Image description: A person named James Perez holding a sign reading “Autism Acceptance Is: Dinosaurs Love You Too.”]

Sunny's sign has an image of Sunny sitting at a keyboard. The text on the sign says,

[Image description: Sunny’s sign has an image of Sunny sitting at a keyboard. The text on the sign says, “Autism Acceptance Is: Allowing people on the spectrum to reach their full potential.”]

This sign is from a loving aunt of two autistic nephews and is in Spanish. It reads,

[Image description: This sign is from a loving aunt of two autistic nephews and is in Spanish. It reads, “Autism Acceptance Is: Amor, compresion, entender, al ser quendo con autismo entender que son especiales y unitos que nesecitor mucho amor.” which translates in English to “Love, comprehension, understand the person with autism, understand they are special and unique, that they need love.”]

Alanna Whitney wears red and has on white sunglasses while holding up a sign that reads,

[Image description: Alanna Whitney wears red and has on white sunglasses while holding up a sign that reads, “Autism Acceptance is: Including people in the discussion about us. Using Identity-first language. Neurodiversity. Employing us. Assisting us without trying to cure us of an immutable par of our individual personalities. Treating us like human beings.”]

This sign is from an uncle of two autistic nephews. It reads

[Image description: This sign is from an uncle of two autistic nephews. It reads “Autism Acceptance is: Respect Patience Love Education Tolerance” and is being held in front of the person’s face.]

A person named Jose Antonio Medina holding a sign reading:

[Image description: A person named Jose Antonio Medina holding a sign reading: “Autim Acceptance Is: we gay people support you and feel you deserve equal rights.”]

This sign is from a sister of an autistic brother. It reads,

[Image description: This sign is from a sister of an autistic brother. It reads, “Autism Acceptance is: Treating them equally.”]

Stephanie's sign reads,

[Image description: Stephanie’s sign reads, “Autism Acceptance is: Doing what’s best for Actually Autistic people, not what’s convenient for the neurotypical people around them.”]
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