Text says: Awareness cannot lead to acceptance. Sponge-text on a sign over a variety of decorative elements including popcorn, clouds, and confetti.

Awareness cannot lead to acceptance

It seems that every time that an Autistic person says “I don’t want your awareness”, someone else comes along and says that without awareness, we’ll never gain acceptance.
That is such a ridiculous argument.
It wouldn’t be ridiculous if autism awareness campaigns focused on making society aware of what can be done to accommodate us.

Text says: Tomorrow / How would neurotypical people feel? Green text over a green patterned background.


[CN: Early detection; early intervention]
I read this last night. Australia’s first autism biobank officially opens tomorrow. If I wasn’t so overwhelmingly sad, this would make me angry, but it just makes me sad.
From the article:
“Nearly 5,000 samples of blood, hair and urine, taken from autistic children, their parents and a control group,…