Autism Acceptance Month

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Charmaine Mufua, Editor: Stacey Alexis

April is Autism Acceptance Month! This autism acceptance month, remember to not support ableist organizations such as Autism Speaks. Ableism is discrimination and prejudice towards people with disabilities or perceived to be disabled. Be an ally to autistic people this month and every month! Don’t use functioning labels such as “high functioning” or “low functioning.” Don’t support Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy as it is very harmful. It forces children to ignore their instincts and boundaries just to “act normal.” This will negatively impact their judgement and relationship building in the future. Educate yourself and be respectful!