International Autism Acceptance Decade, 2010-2020

It doesn’t feel very good to have someone say to you

If only you were more . . .

If only you were less . . .

It doesn’t matter in what way they want to change you. When others don’t appreciate us “as is,” it is painful.

Don’t we all want to be accepted for who we are?

That is what autistics are asking for. To stop having people say

If only you were more like the rest of us.

If only you were less autistic.

Today, I want to applaud the efforts of autistic advocates as they promote this as International Autism Acceptance Decade, 2010-2020.

No more, “if only . . .”

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I’m blogging on the theme of autism acceptance as part of the April Blogging from A to Z Challenge.

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