Today is World Autism Awareness Day, and to mark the occasion, it’s time to unveil something I’ve been working on behind the scenes for some time.
The organization I work for, the I Can Network, is rolling out what we call our “Rethink on Autism”; a fresh approach to autism that aims to enable rather than label, and empower rather than pigeonhole. We are run by people with autism, for people with autism, and we aim to re-frame autism from “I Can’t” to “I Can”.
The way our society perceives people with autism needs to change; bullying, unemployment, negative stereotypes and a lack of understanding are endemic. But this can change, and change begins with people; with you, with me, with every one of us who chooses to be part of it.
Whether you’re on the spectrum yourself, or have friends or family who are, I hope you’ll take a look, and spread the word.
Without further ado, I present to you: “Game Change”:
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