Autism Acceptance Month – Day 2 – “Ev...

No. No they are not. If they were, then actual Autistic people wouldn’t have such a hard time in society. We wouldn’t be mocked, we wouldn’t have so many people trying to rid the world of our existence, and our needs wouldn’t be constantly dismissed.

While there is some truth in saying “but everyone does that”, the fact of the matter is that Autism is about extremes. Example: I am a picky eater. As in very picky. I have an extremely limited diet. On the other hand, both my husband and my best friend are not picky eaters in the slightest. They are very much eat everything Autistics. They’re perfectly fine with trying new foods and eating many things far beyond normal comfort zones.

Another common saying is “everyone fidgets”. Yes, non-Autistics do fidget, but we are stigmatized and derided for stimming/fidgeting. There are people always trying to get us to stop because it “looks weird”.

If everyone is a little autistic, then why does society give us so much grief for existing? And why do people try to change us and try to make us appear more Neurotypical? Why are we not allowed to just be ourselves?

Autism Acceptance Month – Day 1 – Introduct...

Hi! My name is Robyn. I am 28, I got my diagnosis at age 26. And ever since then I have been researching autism, learning from other Autistics almost constantly, and have immersed myself in the Autistic community. I already did a more extensive introduction here and you can also peruse my about page.

Being Autism Acceptance Month, I will be blogging throughout April on various related topics as well as sharing stories and photos from my past. And of course I will be wearing RED, even though my favorite color is blue. Blue is a no-go in April. For more information on why blue is bad, please check out this link.

If you have any specific questions about Autism for me, feel free to comment or send an email with them! I would love to help others learn more.

Also I have some #RedInstead buttons for sale in my shop for $2 each. 50% of each button sale will be donated to ASAN at the end of this month. And I have made some #RedInstead Moosh Shapes and weighted Sea Bunny plush, of which 30% of each of those sold will be donated to ASAN as well.

Tomorrow I will be talking about the phrase “Everyone’s a little autistic”.

April is Autism Acceptance Month

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Autism acceptance means embracing autism as a natural part of the spectrum of human diversity and accepting autism as one of many different legitimate, meaningful, and valuable ways of experiencing the world. Autism acceptance means believing that autism doesn’t need to be fixed or cured for autistics to be happy and live good lives.” – http://www.autismacceptancemonth.com/

The Autistic community asks you to wear #RedInstead to show your support during the month of April.

Follow my blog all month long for posts on a wide range of topics about Autism.

The OtherWorld: Adventures of an Autistic Faerie – http://fae.dragonadventures.net