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Autism Acceptance Month 2015

Autism Acceptance Month starts today! Autism acceptance month is an autistic-led movement “about treating autistic people with respect, listening to what we have to say about ourselves, and making us welcome in the world.” Here are some ways you can observe Autism Acceptance Month: Autism Acceptance Campaigns and Projects The Autistic Self-Advocacy Network’s (ASAN) Autism Acceptance Month Project www.autismacceptancemonth.com [image description: a pyramid of three rainbow asterisk stars, to the left of the words “I signed the pledge! Acceptance is an action. Autism Acceptance Month.] “April is Autism Acceptance Month. During Autism Acceptance Month, we focus on sharing positive, respectful, and accurate information about autism and autistic people. “Autism Acceptance Month promotes acceptance and celebration of autistic people as family members, friends, classmates, co-workers, and community members making valuable contributions to our world. Autism is a natural variation of the human experience, and we can all create a world which values, includes,…

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World Autism Acceptance Day 2014 and a TPGA Book Sale

It’s World Autism Awareness Day. To many. But to the autistic people we love, work with, fight alongside, parent, and (some of us) are ourselves, it’s instead a day to bust myths, speak out, and try to change the world to be a more autistic-friendly place. It’s Autism Acceptance Day. One of the tools we use to further acceptance and understanding is our eponymous book, Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism. We created our book to be the resource we wished had been there when autism first came into our lives. And because we want that resource in the hands of as many people as possible we’ve lowered the price on the Kindle version of the TPGA book to $2.99, for the entirety of April. Whether you’re a parent, an autistic advocate, or a professional — veteran, or just entering the arena — our book is full of helpful and frank…

Contributors

A full list of the contributors to Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism, with short biographies.