Advocating For Your Autistic Child

Today I want to talk specifically to parents of autistic kids.  Whether you’re on the spectrum yourself or not, or if you’re considering that option in light of your child’s diagnosis, one thing that’s common to everyone is the need to advocate for your autistic […]

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Autistic Pride Day 2019

In April, we’re bombarded with stories of “autism awareness” from some corners and calls for “autism acceptance” from others.  But in June, we have a day devoted to celebrating ourselves and our neurodivergence.  June 18th is Autistic Pride Day.  Originated by the now-inactive group Aspies for […]

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4 Great Autism Advocacy Groups to Support

I’ve talked before about why a lot of the autistic community doesn’t accept Autism Speaks.    So now I’m sure you’re wondering what advocacy groups can you support with a clear conscience?  Which organizations are doing real work to actually improve the lives of autistic people?  […]

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Autism Month – Awareness or Acceptance or More?

April is Autism Awareness and/or Acceptance Month, depending on which groups you associate with.  The Autistic Self-Advocacy Network uses “Autism Acceptance”, while the Autism Society of America uses “Autism Awareness”, and the Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network seems to use both terms.  Personally, I kind of hate using “awareness”.  Spreading awareness is what […]

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