“You cannot fix what is not broken. Autism is not a disease. We are not incomplete puzzles—we are whole human beings. We are not tragedies—we are products of neurodiversity. Eliminating autism means eliminating us,” Chelsea Dub
The Art of Autism celebrates Autistic Pride Day today. Autism pride recognizes the innate potential of all people, including autistic people.
This is the 11th year of Autistic Pride Day. It was originally started by Aspies for Freedom and is now a global event. The rainbow infinity symbol represents autistic pride day and symbolizes the “diversity with infinite variations and infinite possibilities.”
In the autism world the day that receives the most publicity is April 2, World Autism Awareness Day (April is Autism Awareness Month). At the Art of Autism we believe Autistic Pride Day is more important. Our project is about empowering autistic people. Autistic Pride Day is about that!
The Art of Autism would like to honor Autism Pride Day with a recap of some popular blogs written by autistic people. We hope the next year will bring understanding, positive media coverage, and a recognition that all human beings deserve respect and dignity.
10 ways to help autistic children and adults, Samantha Craft
Breaking out: My autism story, Leanne Libas
Don’t shut down my voice, April Dawn Griffin
Autism is my destiny, Tito Mukhopadhyay
Understanding the spectrum: A comic strip explanation, Rebecca Burgess