Ask an Autistic #22 – Why Acceptance? Autism Acceptance Month

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Ask an Autistic #22 - Why Acceptance? Autism Acceptance Month

What is Autism Acceptance Month? Why is acceptance important? Should I support Autism Speaks and "light it up blue"? What is the difference between awareness and acceptance? What can I do to celebrate Autism Acceptance Month? Answers to all of these questions (and a surprise visit from Jiji's tail) in this special episode of Ask an Autistic!

Autism Acceptance Month website: http://www.autismacceptancemonth.com/
What is Autism Acceptance Month?: http://www.autismacceptancemonth.com/about/
What is Autism Acceptance?: http://www.autismacceptancemonth.com/resources/101-3/autism-acceptance/autism-acceptance/

What is Autism?: http://www.autismacceptancemonth.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/AAM-What-Is-Autism.pdf
Myths About Autism: http://www.autismacceptancemonth.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/AAM-Myths-About-Autism.pdf
Why Acceptance?: http://www.autismacceptancemonth.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/whyacceptance.pdf

Autistic Hoya's Autism FAQ: http://www.autistichoya.com/p/introduction-to-autism-faqs-of-autism.html

Autistic-led autism/disability organizations to donate to!
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN): http://autisticadvocacy.org/
Autism Women's Network: http://autismwomensnetwork.org/
National ADAPT: https://www.facebook.com/NationalAdapt?fref=nf
AASPIRE: http://www.aaspire.org/

ASAN-Vancouver Meetup page: http://www.meetup.com/asan-van/
Find your local provincial/territorial Autism Society (Canada): http://www.autismsocietycanada.ca/about-asc/provincial-and-territorial-societies

Writings on the topic of awareness and acceptance:
http://blogs.plos.org/neurotribes/2012/04/02/autism-awareness-is-not-enough-heres-how-to-change-the-world/
http://www.autismacceptancemonth.com/can-you-have-inclusion-without-acceptance/
http://autismacceptance.org/page/why-autism-acceptance
http://neurocosmopolitanism.com/april-autism-and-allies/
http://www.babble.com/mom/autism-acceptance-month-10-things-i-wish-your-kids-knew-about-autism/

Hashtags and acceptance campaigns:
#autismacceptance
#autismacceptancemonth
#walkinred
https://twitter.com/walkinred
Tone it Down Taupe:
http://timetolisten.blogspot.ca/2013/03/tone-it-down-taupe-this-april.html
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tone-it-Down-Taupe/446945788708219
Light it up Rainbow:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Light-it-up-Rainbow/602263763207684

"Vectors of Autism" (free documentary online): http://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/play/50992/Vectors-of-Autism--a-documentary-about-Laura-Nagle
"Loving Lampposts: Living Autistic" documentary: http://lovinglamppostsmovie.com/
"Citizen Autistic" Documentary: http://www.amazon.ca/Citizen-Autistic-Import/dp/B00KU3Y3ZK

Autism Acceptance/autistic rights/neurodiversity merchandise on http://www.cafepress.ca/+autism-rights+gifts
My Redbubble (autism and neurodiversity mechandise): http://www.redbubble.com/people/amythests/portfolio/top+selling

My tumblr blog: http://neurowonderful.tumblr.com/
My "about me" page: http://neurowonderful.tumblr.com/tagged/about
My FAQ page: http://neurowonderful.tumblr.com/faq

My twitter page: https://twitter.com/AmythestSchaber
My facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/amythestschaber

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