The problem with autism acceptance…

the silent wave

Autism Awareness Month is almost over.

Does that mean that the rest of the world will revert back to a state of unawareness on May 1st?

I hope not, but…

1 – I’m pretty sure that if people are indeed more aware, they won’t be as obvious about it. Maybe that’s a good thing, or maybe it’s not;

2 – Maybe I would prefer the world to revert back to their March 31st level of awareness. Because maybe the awareness gained during this month is counterproductive, irrelevant, and/or even harmful.

Awareness is a moot point anyway, for a few reasons.

1 – It might be a simple increased awareness of the wrong thing. I don’t want the world to be even more aware of the stereotypes. That only results in more division, more misconceptions, and more resistance work to do from our end.

2 – Awareness doesn’t automatically lead to…

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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 Feel free to contact me.


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