Autism: From Awareness to Acceptance

No one used to know what autism meant. Now it’s headline news. “Light it up blue!” Everything from the CDC prevalence reports to how to include children with autism in schools. Families affected by autism are not the only ones aware, now the general public is aware of autism. It’s time we moved from awareness to acceptance.

BY Lauren Agoratus, M.A. | April 2019 | Category: Autism Awareness

Autism: From Awareness to Acceptance

Autism is sometimes met with stigma and stereotypes. It is much easier to explain physical disabilities than an invisible disability, and this includes to the children themselves. There is no “typical” child with autism, as it is a spectrum disorder with varying abilities. As the saying goes, “If you’ve met one child with autism, you’re met one child with autism.”

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