hey, if you guys haven't known/noticed, i'm sorta on the spectrum. i was unofficially diagnosed when i was younger as paired with my adhd.
so, here are some faqs
what is your opinion on autism $peaks and the blue puzzle piece symbol, or just the "awareness" thing in general?
i hate all of them. i hate em. i hate autism $peaks for treating people like me as babies and calling autism a disease almost as worse as cancer, which is insensitive to both autistic people and people who have cancer. also, i hate the puzzle piece symbol, which assumes we are "incomplete". well let me tell you something, i am complete. also, awareness? yeah, i need awareness /s AWARENESS THAT AUTISM $PEAKS ONLY CARES ABOUT MONEY AND HARMS AUTISTIC PEOPLE. anyway, i will tell you some alternatives in the next question.
what are some alternatives to the bad things above?
instead of saying autism awareness during april, say autism acceptance. don't wear blue to support us, participate in #RedInstead or #WalkInRed. A good symbol rather than a puzzle piece is a rainbow infinity symbol, the rainbow represents the diversity of the spectrum. and support groups like autistic self advocacy network instead of autism $peaks.
i gotta go to bed now, but i'll answer any question unless they're personal or have nothing to do with this thread.
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