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Happy World Autism Acceptance Day!
Today in a special edition of The Mighty Life, we asked autistic people in our community to take over this newsletter. Read their perspectives below.
In honor of World Autism Acceptance Day, we asked autistic people in our community to answer one question: What does autism acceptance mean to you? Here’s what they had to say!
SUPER CONTRIBUTOR, THE MIGHTY Autism acceptance is trying to embrace and understand who autistic people and their loved ones actually are. When I was diagnosed at 4, it was all about “autism awareness.” Don't get me wrong, that's the first step… but now I want autism acceptance to be the new norm.
CONTRIBUTOR, THE MIGHTY I would like everyone to know that all individuals with autism are unique and special in their own way. Autism acceptance to me means being comfortable with who you are and accepting yourself completely.
CONTRIBUTOR, THE MIGHTY The thing I want people to know is that we aren't broken. There is absolutely nothing wrong with us. Our brains are wired slightly differently from the neurotypical population, but that doesn't make us any less. We are not failed neurotypicals. We’re perfectly formed autistic people.
CONTRIBUTOR, THE MIGHTY Autism Acceptance is more than just taking the "grin and bear it" approach to being aware that your friend/neighbour/classmate etc. is autistic. It means being willing to accept that the things that may make them "different" are also what make them who they are.
CONTRIBUTOR, THE MIGHTY I want people to know that Autism Acceptance Day is a staging point for the rest of the year. We don't just last a day or a month -- acceptance is a year-long effort. We are here all the time! Acceptance includes accommodations and patience in the workplace so we’re able to thrive.
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