Friday, April 6, 2012

Autism Acceptance Month

I just read a blog entry from the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) website, stating that well-meaning strangers should replace awareness with acceptance when spreading awareness. When you think about it, she is right, because in reality, awareness and acceptance have two different meanings. Knowing that I know a few people with Autism, I am quite embarrassed that I had thought Awareness and Acceptance were the same thing. I wanted to apologize for using the word, awareness, and direct you to her blog. I feel she has explained the differences very well. Thank you to the person who wrote the entry.

That said, April 2nd is Autism Acceptance Day. The whole month of April is Autism Acceptance Month. We should change our perspective. Awareness alone is not enough. After we become aware, we should be accepting. Take it from a friend that you know that has a disability, acceptance means way more than awareness does.

Here is a blog entry going more in depth into the subject of Acceptance vs. Awareness.

Google Autism Acceptance Month, it may give you more insight on this.

Until next time, God Bless.
~ MissNiChloe

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