Friday, April 1, 2011

Not Everyone On Board With Autism ‘Awareness’

Not Everyone On Board With Autism ‘Awareness’

by Michelle Diament

This article addresses the new movement for an Autism Acceptance DAY and MONTH.

Through Facebook, a budding movement is growing among those hoping to shift the conversation from one focused on a cure to an effort centered more on tolerance.

“I was a bit tired of seeing ‘awareness day’ events tied to organizations that are asking for donations,” says Paula Durbin-Westby, 52, who has autism and started a Facebook event called “Autism Acceptance Day” after hearing from others who felt hurt by traditional awareness events that didn’t highlight positive aspects of the developmental disorder.

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So far we have just over 1000 people signed up. I am going to figure out how to make the event last all month!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Autism Acceptance Day radio show on AWN radio

On April 1, we will be doing a radio show on Autism Women's Network's radio channnel, on Autism Acceptance Day! Please join us at the link below at 1 pm east coast time.