What is acceptance?
Autism acceptance means respect for the Autistic person in your life’s unique neurology. It means accommodations & supports that honor the autonomy and humanity of the Autistic person. When we practice autism acceptance, we recognize the innate value of neurodiversity as a natural part of human diversity & the human experience.
Respecting & giving access to all forms of Autistic communication, not just verbal speech
Celebrating the stim!
Looking to Autistic people as the true experts on the Autistic experience
Selecting therapies that seek to support, not “fix” and that honor Autistic neurology as a natural and valid way to be
Empowering Autistic children by teaching self advocacy skills
Embracing the values of Autistic Pride & Autistic Culture
Rejecting dehumanizing “functioning labels”
Practicing authentic inclusion
When you practice acceptance, you are showing the world how to treat your Autistic child. You are making a better world for all Autistic people!