Autism Awareness Month
April is Global Autism Awareness Month.
There is also some information on World Autism Awareness Week here: https://www.autism.org.uk/get-involved/world-autism-awareness-week.aspx
Moving to the term 'Acceptance'
In order to celebrate the unique gifts of autistic people—several autism advocacy groups created an alternative celebration called Autism Acceptance Month. According to the Autism Acceptance Month website:
"During Autism Acceptance Month, we focus on sharing positive, respectful, and accurate information about autism and autistic people.
"Autism Acceptance Month promotes acceptance and celebration of autistic people as family members, friends, classmates, co-workers, and community members making valuable contributions to our world. Autism is a natural variation of the human experience, and we can all create a world which values, includes, and celebrates all kinds of minds.
More information below:
The National Autistic Society: https://www.autism.org.uk/
Practical Information here: https://www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk/
Visual resources, social scripts and cues: https://www.autism.org.uk/about/strategies/social-stories-comic-strips.aspx