Autism Awareness Week

Autism Awareness Week

I put up my first post in a long time earlier in the week, and it was a complete coincidence that it happened during Autism Awareness Week. To be honest, it’s never been something I’ve been bothered about. Which is why I was blissfully unaware of the coincidence.

The cliche of autism being 365 days a year, not just one week is absolutely true. So is the argument that just about everyone is now somewhat aware of autism. So that should not be the aim anymore, the aim should be to encourage autism acceptance. The other problem I have with this week, is that it brings all the things I don’t like in the autism community to the forefront. Especially on social media.

A friendly reminder

Unfortunately just like every other part of society, there is a lot of nastiness about in the autism social media community. Personally I stay well out of it. I have enough to do, and enough problems without getting embroiled in that. What I would like to say though, as a friendly reminder during autism awareness week. Is that we are all trying to do our best. For ourselves, for our children and family, or in our workplaces. Whatever it is the vast majority just want autistic people to be accepted, and able to live the best life they can.

The best way to make that happen is by supporting each other, not by shooting each other down. Which is something I see far too often. There are a lot of great supportive people out there, I just wish there was more of it, and less of the ugly stuff. Yeah

That’s all I’ve got to say today. We would like to wish you all a Happy Easter, and don’t eat too much chocolate! As always, thank you for reading.

Dad Does Autism