Autism Acceptance

Autism Acceptance

Autism Acceptance by Kerry Cordy April is Autism Awareness Month, and the tenth annual World Autism Awareness Day was April 2, 2017.  Every year, autism organizations around the world celebrate the day, and even the whole month, with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events.  Many of our Frontier Girls and Quest members however suggested that autism acceptance is a more appropriate goal.  What is the difference you ask?  Awareness simply requires education, but no applicable action.  I can be aware of the symptoms of autism, but not care, not accept, not be kind, etc.  Awareness puts everything at a distance, presented in stereotypes,

Breathe

I do a lot of traveling and every time I fly I hear the same safety speech over and over.  They tell you that in case of cabin pressure loss oxygen masks will fall from the ceiling.  You are instructed to put your own mask on first before trying to help your child or other passengers.  While my brain accepts the need to save yourself so that you can save others, my heart always rebels at the thought of putting myself above my children. As I begin to get ready for my trip to visit several Frontier Girls troops, I