April: Autism Acceptance Month

Filed Under (Acceptance, Activism) by Estee on 26-03-2012

“It’s Time to Take Back April! Autism Acceptance Day and Month. This is the Autism Acceptance Day blog. ACCEPTANCE, not tolerance, not “yes, but…” (in the sense of “We can only accept you just so far…”) but complete acceptance. Pro-neurodiversity, pro-supports and services, against “cures.” 2012 is the second year of Autism Acceptance Day/Month.”

Check out the updates on the link above. No longer is it autism awareness month because as I said a couple of years ago now, “not all autism awareness is good autism awareness.” It’s also the reason why Autistic Pride Day was created by Autistic People on June 18th. Not April!

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About Me


ESTÉE KLAR

I’m a PhD candidate at York University, Critical Disability Studies, with a multi-disciplinary background in the arts as a curator and writer. I am the Founder of The Autism Acceptance Project (www.taaproject.com), and an enamoured mother of my only son who lives with the autism label. I like to write about our journey, critical issues regarding autism in the area of human rights, law, and social justice, as well as reflexive practices in (auto)ethnographic writing about autism.