|Photos courtesy of Luke Hayne|
Autism awareness thankfully has come a long way. You yourself are autism aware or you would not be reading this. The next step on the journey is Acceptance, and that begins with LISTENING to those on the spectrum and respecting their wishes as a community. Here is a guide for non-autistics, by no means comprehensive, on how to start being truly accepting. It has been compiled from my own experience and from suggestions from autistic people themselves. You are sure to read at least one thing that surprises you.
Lets start with a word from the title of this guide.
Autistic vs With Autism
''The Suffix ‘Âû’ is used by autistics, friends, families and supporters of those living with autism within the Autistic Community. It is fast becoming an international symbol representing autism advocacy, autism pride and acceptance. Many autistic groups and pages have adopted Âû within their titles and it is fast becoming an internationally recognised symbol.
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Autistic people never lie
Are you an Autistic person and want to communicate something to allistic people (no bashing please, that doesn't help acceptance) or an allistic person who has a question (ditto), please comment below!
Lets keep this conversation OPEN!
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
The Allistic's Guide to Autism
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