Happy Autism Acceptance Day! April is generally one of my least favorite months, but I'm trying really hard to focus on it being Autism Acceptance Month - instead of paying as much attention to all the harmful "light it up blue" things. I'm too close to burnout to be able to deal with it this … Continue reading Why Autism Acceptance?
Tag: autism acceptance month
Content note: this post may be upsetting for some, especially for my fellow autistics who also are anxious about April. Also a brief mention of mental health issues and depression. And of course, April is 'Autism Awareness Month.' I'm already cringing inside. The urge to burrow underneath my weighted blanket until May is honestly very tempting. … Continue reading When You’re Afraid of Autism Awareness Month
I imagined I'd make an eventual post on my disdain for Autism Speaks eventually. While all the chants of "Light it up blue" and puzzle pieces surround us as April approaches, I'm already covering my ears. Surely by now, people are aware of the horrid things Autism Speaks is responsible for. Right? ...apparently not. If … Continue reading Autism Speaks: We’re not listening to you.