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,

Pioneers – Feeling Alone?

Frontier Girls members who operate as individuals without the benefit of a formal troop are called Pioneers.  Just because they work by themselves however does not mean they have to operate alone.  There are many ways for Pioneers to work with other Frontier Girls, even if there are none close by. The first way is to connect with other Pioneers either through our Frontier Girls and Quest Clubs Facebook group (our most active forum) or through one of our Yahoo Groups.  Participating in the forums allows girls to show off their achievements and receive input from other members.  It also