What does acceptance look like? Many seem to believe it means we do not support or accommodate our children. Nothing could be further from the truth. When we parent with love and acceptance, we respect our children, we make steps to understand their unique neurologyand we find meaningful ways to support them where they are to help them grow. We do not change who they are. We do not force compliance. We build them up. We do not tear them down. Image description: Background is multicolored hearts in various sizes in pastel colors with scratchy black overlay. White text outlined in black reads: Acceptance does not mean no support, help or accommodations. Acceptance means we do those things better because we respect and value the dignity and humanity of the Autistic person. Acceptance is an act of love.”

What does acceptance look like? Many seem to believe it means we do not support or accommodate our children. Nothing could be further from the truth. When we parent with love and acceptance, we respect our children, we make steps to understand their unique neurology
and we find meaningful ways to support them where they are to help them grow. We do not change who they are. We do not force compliance. We build them up. We do not tear them down. 

Image description: Background is multicolored hearts in various sizes in pastel colors with scratchy black overlay. White text outlined in black reads: Acceptance does not mean no support, help or accommodations. Acceptance means we do those things better because we respect and value the dignity and humanity of the Autistic person. Acceptance is an act of love.”

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Share their weaknesses with the world and they will find the world to be cruel and will put you in the role of the cruelest of all.

boycottautismspeaks:

‪#‎boycottautismspeaks‬ Autism Speaks believes that if you are not successful by NT standards, you must be miserable. If they would bother to ask, they may find out different.
Image description: blue background with clouds Text reads:I am Autistic. I can’t live independently I haven’t achieved success as it’s defined by neurotypical standards.Autism Speaks wants you to believe I am miserable & shouldn’t exist.But, I am HAPPY & WORTHY of an existence.Humanity & happiness should not be defined by the things one can & cannot accomplish.No one should ever have to prove they deserve to not be dehumanized. Boycotter K #boycottautismspeaks

boycottautismspeaks:

‪#‎boycottautismspeaks‬ Autism Speaks believes that if you are not successful by NT standards, you must be miserable. If they would bother to ask, they may find out different.

Image description: blue background with clouds Text reads:I am Autistic. I can’t live independently I haven’t achieved success as it’s defined by neurotypical standards.Autism Speaks wants you to believe I am miserable & shouldn’t exist.But, I am HAPPY & WORTHY of an existence.Humanity & happiness should not be defined by the things one can & cannot accomplish.No one should ever have to prove they deserve to not be dehumanized. Boycotter K #boycottautismspeaks

boycottautismspeaks:







A powerful message from an anonymous boycotter: Being disabled should not determine if one is “good enough” to be a parent.
Image Description: Back ground is greenish Text reads: I am autistic I do not live independently, but interdependently. My life is happy and worth living even though I am disabled. In my state disability is enough to terminate my parental rights. It is wrong that I have to prove i am a good mom because i am autistic. I live in fear that my family will take my child from me because they have bought into Autism Speaks’ lies. this is why I boycott Autism Speaks. www.facebook.com/boycottautismspeaksnow

boycottautismspeaks:

A powerful message from an anonymous boycotter: Being disabled should not determine if one is “good enough” to be a parent.

Image Description: Back ground is greenish Text reads: I am autistic I do not live independently, but interdependently. My life is happy and worth living even though I am disabled. In my state disability is enough to terminate my parental rights. It is wrong that I have to prove i am a good mom because i am autistic. I live in fear that my family will take my child from me because they have bought into Autism Speaks’ lies. this is why I boycott Autism Speaks. www.facebook.com/boycottautismspeaksnow

boycottautismspeaks:

The ‪#‎BoycottAutismSpeaks‬ Virtual Protest! I appreciate that these little ones will grow up knowing better than the lies of A$. This is change.
Image Description: A picture of a young girl with brown, above the shoulder length hair. She is wearing a red shirt and polka dotted shorts and holding a sign that reads: Autism Speaks DO NOT speak for me! Not a tragedy. AwesomeUniqueTenaciousInspiringSensational McKenna 5 yo ASD and proud!!

boycottautismspeaks:

The ‪#‎BoycottAutismSpeaks‬ Virtual Protest! I appreciate that these little ones will grow up knowing better than the lies of A$. This is change.

Image Description: A picture of a young girl with brown, above the shoulder length hair. She is wearing a red shirt and polka dotted shorts and holding a sign that reads: Autism Speaks DO NOT speak for me! Not a tragedy. 
Awesome
Unique
Tenacious
Inspiring
Sensational 
McKenna 
5 yo ASD and proud!!

boycottautismspeaks:

Virtual Protest! Boycott Autism Speaks, everywhere!
Image description: Picture is of a woman, wearing glasses and holding a sign that reads: My Autistic children are happy and healthy, smart and funny, resourceful, persistent and capable of speaking for themselves. They are not missing, merely existing, a burden, tragedy, epidemic, health crisis, or a national emergency. I am not in despair. Please do not believe Autism Speaks when they try to tell you otherwise. ‪#‎BoycottAutismSpeaks‬

boycottautismspeaks:

Virtual Protest! Boycott Autism Speaks, everywhere!

Image description: Picture is of a woman, wearing glasses and holding a sign that reads: My Autistic children are happy and healthy, smart and funny, resourceful, persistent and capable of speaking for themselves. They are not missing, merely existing, a burden, tragedy, epidemic, health crisis, or a national emergency. I am not in despair. Please do not believe Autism Speaks when they try to tell you otherwise. ‪#‎BoycottAutismSpeaks‬

boycottautismspeaks:

Protesting Autism Speaks! Anyone can do it. It is Virtual!
Image description: Picture is of a young woman wearing a hat and holding a notepad in her mouth. She is in what seems to be a bedroom. There are pictures and a cross in the background. The text in the note pad is handwritten and reads:I am Autistic! I love Matt Smith, so I am just like you. Don’t let A$ [Autism Speaks] lie to you about me.Boycott A$ [Autism Speaks]. Don’t listen to Autism Speaks Sesame Street!

boycottautismspeaks:

Protesting Autism Speaks! Anyone can do it. It is Virtual!

Image description: Picture is of a young woman wearing a hat and holding a notepad in her mouth. She is in what seems to be a bedroom. There are pictures and a cross in the background. The text in the note pad is handwritten and reads:
I am Autistic! I love Matt Smith, so I am just like you. Don’t let A$ [Autism Speaks] lie to you about me.
Boycott A$ [Autism Speaks]. Don’t listen to Autism Speaks Sesame Street!

boycottautismspeaks:

More Virtual Protest! Send yours and we will post! educatesesame@gmail.com or PM
Image description: A smiling Asian woman wearing glasses and orange shirt, holding a handwritten sign that reads: Autism is a gift. It is a gift to the world. I am not a “tragedy”. Boycott Autism Speaks.

boycottautismspeaks:

More Virtual Protest! Send yours and we will post! educatesesame@gmail.com or PM

Image description: A smiling Asian woman wearing glasses and orange shirt, holding a handwritten sign that reads: Autism is a gift. It is a gift to the world. I am not a “tragedy”. Boycott Autism Speaks.

boycottautismspeaks:

Our Virtual Protest is awesome. Thanks everyone! If you want to participate PM the page or email educate sesame@gmail.com
Image description: A white piece of paper covering someone’s face and being held by two hands that appear to be from someone young. The text on the paper is handwritten and reads: Boycott Autism SpeaksWhy are you ignoring me? I am Autistic, I can speak. Love me for who I am.

boycottautismspeaks:

Our Virtual Protest is awesome. Thanks everyone! If you want to participate PM the page or email educate sesame@gmail.com

Image description: A white piece of paper covering someone’s face and being held by two hands that appear to be from someone young. The text on the paper is handwritten and reads: 
Boycott Autism Speaks
Why are you ignoring me? I am Autistic, I can speak. Love me for who I am.