World Autism Month 2023, stop the war on symbols and terminology

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World Autism Month

Whether you prefer the puzzle piece or the infinity loop symbol, your voice matters.

Whether you prefer to be called a person with autism or autistic, I respect your preference.

Whether your donations go to Autism Speaks or somewhere else, thank you for supporting the autism community.

Whether you’re autistic yourself, a parent, teacher, sibling, caregiver, therapist, or simply an ally, I want to hear what you have to say.

World Autism Month is about sharing our unique perspectives and standing together as a community to make a difference. Let’s advocate for more support and services for those who need it, instead of getting caught up in terminology and symbols.

Raising awareness and promoting acceptance of what autism means to us is crucial.

It’s important to remember that there isn’t a single autistic experience; rather, there are millions of perspectives that all deserve to be shared and heard with respect.

Let’s work together to ensure that everyone’s voice is heard and that we continue to strive toward creating a more inclusive and accepting world for people with autism.

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    2023-05-20 at 8:10 PM

    This. So much this.

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    2023-05-22 at 6:31 PM

    Please pass these words on:

    “I will not start a war on symbols and terminology”

    “I will learn to respect preferences”

    “I will learn to accept people that donate to Autism Speaks or another charity”

    “I will not go around bullying and discriminating others just because they like the blue puzzle”

    “There is nothing wrong with liking a blue puzzle”

    “Bullying, shaming, harassing, disrespecting and discriminating others for lighting it up blue is NEVER okay”

    “Spreading lies and misinformation on a organization causes real-life effects”

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    2023-06-23 at 8:59 PM

    In my opinion both of the symbols don’t represent all autistic people, And that’s way I came up with a symbol of my own. It’s a triangular prism with rainbow ribbons swaying around, because autism is a spectrum no? And the prism creates the spectrum of rainbows.

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