See below for the original links for Autism Acceptance Day. We started in 2011. The second year, we changed to April 2 as the official date, which is the date it will be from now on.
The links to 2011 and 2012 below are for historical purposes only, so don't sign up on those (not sure you can, actually).
In 2011, over 1,213 people signed up! The event shows 1,213, and I know we had a few more. In 2012, at least 1351 people signed up. And, in 2013, with April 2 only a week away, we have 611 people signed up. Typically, we get hundreds of people ON the day, but feel free to join NOW!
Autism Acceptance Day 2011 (the first year of AAD!)
Autism Acceptance Day
Autism Acceptance Day 2012
Autism Acceptance Day and Month 2012- The Original Event
Autism Acceptance Day 2013 (this year!)
On April 2, 2011, we changed the name to Autism Acceptance Month. Here's a screen capture. The following year, we started using International Autism Acceptance Year, 2012-2013. By "we," I mean people who were having the discussion and wanting it to not just be a day, week, month, or year. Current calls are for DECADE, so, since 2011 was pretty close to 2010, International Autism Acceptance Decade is from 2010-2020. This makes practical and chronological sense, since this decade is witnessing huge changes, propelled by Autistic activists, in the dialogue about autism. No longer are we passive "recipients" and subjects of other people's conversations about us; we are agents in our own right, and we are changing our part of the world.