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{June 13, 2009}   June 18th…Autistic Pride Day


Did you know June 18th is Autistic Pride Day? It was started by Aspies For Freedom and is celebrated by a small number of people all around the world.

Some people consider it to be quite political. I really don’t consider it so, unless a person chooses to be motivated in that way.

To me, I think it is a nice day for families to tell their autistic members “Hey, we love you just the way you are.” Regardless of where somebody is on the issues of curing autism vs. viewing it as neurodiversity; we should all be able to say that. It is one day where people should put aside the “war” on autism and unstead celebrate the autistic ones they love.

If you are intrested, there is an excellent article on autism pride here:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5488463

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David says:

Great post! Autistic Pride Day is for celebrating the positive things about autism and autistic traits. It’s a time to reflect on the contributions that people on the spectrum have made to society.



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