April is Autism Acceptance month.  How is this different from autism awareness?  Awareness, by definition, is the knowledge that something exists.  The idea of autism acceptance is to go a step further, from awareness to acceptance.  The focus of Autism Acceptance month will be on sharing positive, respectful, and accurate information about autism and autistic people.  A key concept promoted by the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network is that “Autism is a natural variation of the human experience, and we can all create a world which values, includes, and celebrates all kinds of minds.”

For more about Autism Acceptance month, check here:  Autism Acceptance month