Why Autism Awareness Isn’t Enough

Sarah Boon

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Now April is the time when the world “Lights up blue” for autism awareness, because nobody has heard of autism before right….?????

To be honest, the vast majority of people have heard of autism by this point, but do they truly understand what it is? Do they know how to empower autistic people? Can they make the neurotypical world more friendly for autistics? Can they accept autistic people for who they are without them masking (pretending not to be autistic)?

The likely answer is there are a small minority of people who could answer the questions above. There are still many misconceptions around autism and a very narrow view of what autism is. The reality is we are not all boys, some of us are verbal, others are not. Some of us are motivated to interact with people, whereas some prefer to keep to themselves.

We also don’t…

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My name is Nathan Young. I'm the founder of the Autism Candles project. I am a self-advocate. The candle project exist to make a statement about inclusion and opportunity. My email is nathan@autismcandles.com. Feel free to contact me. https://www.autismcandles.com

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