Autism Acceptance Month

Definition

Autism Acceptance Month happens every April, and is a month dedicated to supporting and accepting Autistics.

Description

Autism Acceptance Month happens every April, and is a month dedicated to supporting and accepting autistics. Autism Acceptance Month started in 2010 as a response to the non-Autistic-run organizations that call April “Autism Awareness Month” and use the month to raise money by spreading harmful “autism awareness” messages about autistics. Autism Acceptance Month is about celebrating and supporting autistic people, and spreading positive messages about autism.

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  • Usage example: “Autism Acceptance Month happens every April instead of ‘Autism Awareness Month.’”

  • Case example: Many Autistics celebrate Autism Acceptance Month as a way to show pride in themselves.

  • Case example: Many Autistic and ally writers celebrate Autism Acceptance Month by writing about neurodiversity.

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