Autism Acceptance 101

Autism, Disability, Neurodiversity, Parenting

Autism Acceptance 101

Image is an infographic with the following text:
guide for parents
Autism Acceptance 101
Autism Acceptance sounds simple enough, but what does it really mean for parents of autistic children?
[photo of a red tricycle on a sidewalk]
Autism Acceptance is NOT:
– ignoring challenges for parents or children
– giving up on your child or having low expectations
– pretending that life is all unicorn farts and rainbows!
[photo of a smiling child on a swing]
Autism Acceptance IS:
– accepting that autism is an inextricable part of your child
– acknowledging your child’s unique challenges & needs
– providing supports & helping your child thrive….
as an autistic person!
Erin Human
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Autism Acceptance 101

7 thoughts on “Autism Acceptance 101

  1. Erin, With your last name “Human,” you reach me right away. I don’t know whether you’ve made it up, and I don’t know whether you are only one autistic person, or a conglomeration of voices (unlikely, with autistic people). You may be an organization. Whatever you are, “Human” is the most appropriate assertion. It’s also in one of my little short jabs about autism. I call it “another way of being human.” In any case, your voice is absolutely right-on and I want you to keep saying what you say. You likely are younger than I. I was born in that famous year, 1943, and I existed undiagnosed for 56 years. I am self identified and I am positive about this, because after I discovered Aspergers syndrome (1990s version), my whole life finally made perfect sense. This discovery has blossomed into 20 years of extreme creativity, including two-plus books and myriad paintings. (Numerous painting solo shows.) Mostly, I have read many sources now available during this time, regarding autism, and I have a lot to say about what I’ve learned, as well as what my experience has been. I’m just connecting with you because you are doing something very good, and quite valid, and I hope we can be in communication in the future. Some really good similar perspective can be found in that book that begins with the word, “Neurotribes.” (Google it.) There are even some funny parts when tables are turned—it’s been two years ago I read it, so I’m fuzzy on the details, but I hope you are or will be somehow aware of that very good book about autism. In my book, I talk about autism as a biological adaptation to the Industrial Revolution, and I have a lot to say about that also.

    I’ve added your email address to my address book for now. Keep writing. Get that book if you haven’t already.

    Sandy Barnhouse


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