What is autism?

April is Autism Acceptance Month. During Autism Acceptance Month, we focus on sharing positive, respectful, and accurate information about autism and autistic people. Continue reading


Autism is a developmental disability that affects how an autistic person thinks, learns, uses their senses, moves their body, communicates, and relates to other people. Between 1 and 2% of people in the United States are thought to have an autism-spectrum diagnosis. As we learn more about autism, more people are diagnosed. Experts suspect that the real number of autistic people is a little bit higher. Continue reading

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    Hi! I saw a thing you reblogged about a tool kit for autistic adults. Where could I find that? I'm in college and could use something for autistic people. Also, your organization is awesome and really helpful to this community! ^_^
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    #AutismAcceptanceDay5- Fifth Annual Autism Acceptance Day!
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    We aren’t your scapegoats. End of story.
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    by Nicole Nicholson and Virgil S. Maday Editors of Barking Sycamores In the past, autism awareness efforts have at best promoted this kind of false tolerance and at worst have promoted outright lies that we are pathetic, helpless, unfeeling people … Continue reading


    by Meg Evans It’s in our nature as a storytelling species to filter our experiences through the narratives we create to explain them.  As humans, we go through life full of self-talk, whether or not we do it consciously.  When … Continue reading


    For me, Autism Acceptance isn’t a single act. But 1,000 acts of love, carried out every single day, in effort to improve my child’s quality of life. Autism Acceptance is being flexible. Sometimes it is cleaning up after a messy … Continue reading


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