“Autistic Pride Day is every day,” Kimberly Gerry-Tucker
Started in 2005 in an online forum for autistic people, Autistic Pride Day is a day to celebrate neurodiversity. It is also about shifting views from the paradigm of “disease” to “difference.” Autistic Pride Day is June 18. See more about the origins of Autistic Pride Day here.
The Art of Autism would love if you would share what you are proud of? Please post on our Facebook page and we may compile in a blog post. Here are some examples from previous years:
“My name is Bonnie Appel. I’m 35 years old. I’m proud of my artistic abilities that my mom brought out of me at age 3 as a coping skill one day when I was upset. I’ve been creating art ever since. That’s 32 years so far. I never intend to stop creating art as long as my hands will allow me to do so. This is a photo of me with one of my recent creations, a sketch of Jon and Daenerys from my favorite TV show Game Of Thrones.”
The Art of Autism’s mission is to empower autistic people and their families through the Arts.
Image on Blog is “Autistic Pride Day” Kimberly Gerry-Tucker