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.

Practicing Acceptance:

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

Presuming competence!

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!

Image:  Blue text reads "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." Text is on purple textured background

Image: Blue text reads “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.”
Text is on purple textured background

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About Lei

PACLA is an Autistic friendly space dedicated to guiding parents toward respectful supports and accommodations for their Autistic children through the concepts of gentle parenting and a belief in the value of neurodiversity.

Posted on March 12, 2015, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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