The United Nations has declared April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day. We love this image by contributing artist Steve Selpal. While some including the White House are lighting it up blue, others are lighting it up gold or sharing rainbow-infused images.
We at the Art of Autism believe Autism Awareness is not enough. Many Actually Autistic people agree. Two years ago we posted about 90 blogs from Autistic people for Autism Awareness Month in a project titled Autism Unveiled: A Snapshot into what it is like to be autistic in 2015.
This year here are some informative blogs we like:
Autism Awareness Month Thomas Sutcliffe explains why the original title, Autism Awareness Month, is no longer acceptable.
Reminder: If you are going to do something for autism this month, remember to give to organizations who give direct services to autistic people and their families.