PACLA’s First OWie Award Honoring Morénike Onaiwu!

Parenting Autistic Children With Love & Acceptance is excited to reveal the first OWie Award in April!  

Awarded to Autistic Activists who are changing the conversations and shifting the Overton Window toward acceptance!

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Image: blue/green certificate with green filigree frame.  Top left is stamp of PACLA icon.  Bottom of image is watermarked with an arrow shooting through an open window.   Green text in multiple fonts reads: Honoring Morénike Onaiwu in appreciation of your radical activism & shifting the Overton Window toward Autism Acceptance & the Neurodiversity Paradigm.  Thank You!       Parenting Autistic Children With Love & Acceptance

Congratulations to Morénike Onaiwu!


Morénike was nominated for her tireless activism and work in the Autistic community and beyond.  She is a fierce advocate not just for autistic rights, but in intersectional activism, HIV/AIDS advocacy and disability justice.   You may know of Morénike as a board member and chair person on the Autism & Race Committee at Autism Women’s Network, as founder of Advocacy Without Borders, as the driving force behind the #JusticeForKayleb campaign, from her involvement with Respectfully Connected or from her blog Who Needs Normalcy?  

Thank you Morénike for your activism, advocacy and creating a brighter future for Autistic people!  We appreciate you!


Who are the people in our community who are speaking out about injustice and ableism? Who are the people in our community who are shifting perceptions and changing the conversation about autism? Those who are perhaps seen as too “radical”, but the same ones who are planting the seeds for huge paradigm shifts?

This is the often unappreciated work of activists that goes unnoticed. But it is so incredibly important! PACLA wants to recognize the people in our community who are doing the hard work of creating a better future, a better world for autistic people.

We want to acknowledge these Overton Window shifters as we come into April. Let’s celebrate autism acceptance and those who are building a better world for all of us.

Who would you nominate as an Overton Window Shifter?

Let us know by filing out this nomination form here.

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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 April 2, 2016, in Parenting Autistic Children with Love and Acceptance. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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