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Why ‘Going Gold’ is important on Autism Acceptance Day – 2nd April

BLOG PIECE - Jane Green for - 2nd April 2021

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Jane Green

Traditionally, 2 April has been known as Autism Awareness Day with jigsaw piece symbols and the colour blue.

The autistic community do not believe in autism awareness as it’s a passive notion. You can be aware of anything and it not have meaning.

Autistic people want acceptance because it means accepting autism as a natural part of the human experience.

People are different. Everyone can be aware, but this doesn’t lead to acceptance in school, in employment and in the community

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