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Autism Acceptance Month

´╗┐Happy Autism Acceptance Month!

During April, we invite you to join us in learning about and advocating for autism acceptance, appreciation and empowerment.

One important way to do this is to seek out resources created specifically by autistic people. Uplifting the voices of those with lived experience is a critical part of building more accessible, inclusive communities.

Check out the resources below featuring the perspectives and stories of autistic people. We hope these help you navigate all the messages you see about autism this month and throughout the whole year.

A Message From Our Director of Arts & Youth Engagement

MACMH’s Matt Jenson shares the importance of seeking out the voices of autistic people, what well-intentioned things can actually cause harm, and ways to be a part of the movement to increase acceptance, appreciation and empowerment of autistic people.

Autistic Advocates & Organizations to Follow

+ Autistic Self Advocacy Network
+ Autistic, Typing
International Association for Spelling as Communication
Neurodivergent Rebel
Asiatu Lawoyin – Educator, Coach, Podcaster
Another important way to be an advocate is to support the work of autistic people and autistic-led initiatives. Consider making a financial contribution to one of the organizations/people above.