Autism Acceptance Month

Autism Rights. Autism Acceptance. Autism Awareness. Children’s Rights. Child Rights are Human Rights.

The Autism Rights Movement, known too as the Autistic Acceptance Movement, is a social movement allied with disability rights that emphasises a neurodiversity paradigm viewing autism as a disability with variations in the human brain rather than as a disease to be cured.

The movement advocates for several goals, including

-Greater acceptance of autistic traits and behaviours

-Reforms of services – i.e. services that focus on improving quality of life and well-being instead of suppression and masking of autistic traits that are adaptive or not harmful or imitations of social behaviours of allistic or non-autistic peers

-The creation of social networks and events that allow autistic people to socialise on their own terms, and

-The recognition of the autistic community as a minority group