Autism Awareness Month SUCKS.

It’s ALMOST HERE GUYS, the time of the year I absolutely freakin’ hate. Did you know that Autism Speaks even has a whole guide of how to use their logo? (Unfortunately, it’s been taken off the internet and I can not find a cached version)

There’s mortgage companies running contests complete with puzzle pieces and artwork done by a non-autistic person.

It’s also the time of the year that my local car dealership puts up some heinous banner on the inside and outside of their building.

There’s also pretty crude donors, ignorant ambassadors, poorly thought out sponsorships and William Shatner’s gaslighting of Autistics on Twitter amongst all the things we already have to deal with.

Puzzle pieces are very harmful too.

Here’s what you can do instead:

Here are some pertinent links about why Autism Speaks & April is so bad:

2 thoughts on “Autism Awareness Month SUCKS.

  1. I’ll be blogging about — Autism Acceptance Month. Awareness, by itself, isn’t enough. In fact, I’m not sure it really accomplishes much. And we need to do something more than just our own version of Autism Speaks’ campaign.

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    • I definitely can relate to you there. This shouldn’t be just Autism Speaks idea. It’s an incredibly profitable venture for them. We definitely need to figure out a way to take back the month, eclipse their presence and make it our own. Something much better and brighter. This is definitely a group effort.


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