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Autism Awareness vs Acceptance

Neurodiversity is not just a conversation topic! Help build a community that welcomes Autistics into your world, into your and your children’s friendships, into your neighborhood gatherings, into your workplace, places of worship, schools and playgrounds!

    • Awareness

      means you know it exists

    • Acceptance

      means you connect personally and learn more

    • Awareness

      means you can identify it

    • Acceptance

      means you talk to people and gain understanding, compassion, and sensitivity

    • Awareness

      means you know something is happening

    • Acceptance

      means you offer help and support without judgement

    • Awareness

      means you cope with it deal with it tolerate it

    • Acceptance

      means you embrace it, grow from it, and build relationships with people who have it not only those who love someone with it!

    • Awareness Is Not Enough

      acceptance is the next step towards a truly inclusive and community driven society!

  1. - Amanda J Friedman

Autism Infographic

Autism is characterized in many different ways and every individual presents differently.

  • Autism "Profiles"
  • are not permanent; growth and development occur even through adulthood!

  • Autism Does Not
  • affect a person's ability to feel emotions but rather the way in which it may be expressed.

  • Community Awareness & Acceptance
  • is key to bridging relationships with individuals and their families living with Autism and any other developmental differences.

  • Stimming (Repetitive Movements & Vocalizations)
  • are important coping mechanisms and should not be taken away or considered taboo - if anything help shape the stims to fit the environment or give time before stressful or intense situations to give someone some reprieve! Believe it or not, you likely are a stimmer too!

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