Monday 28 December 2020

Autism Acceptance and Awareness 2020

April is Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month world wide but unfortunately, 2020 had other ideas this year. Usually there would be public events held to celebrate all things Autism. This year, we were all housebound and April seemed to both fly and drag by at the same time.

It's now July, I don't even know where May and June went, and I'm only just getting around to posting these memes that I created for our social media pages!

So without any further ado, here's just a few of the memes from April!

[It's April! Know what that means?? Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month! 
But Autism Awareness and Acceptance needs to be a year round occurrence.]

[Autism Lesson 101
Autistic individuals do not have a lack of empathy.
We may struggle to understand and interpret our own and the emotions of others, but that doesn't mean that we don't have empathy. I feel empathy towards others, and at times I am over empathetic in wanting to help others.
O, 11 years.]

[Autism Masking
is exactly what it sounds like.
An Autistic individual may either consciously, or subconsciously, put on a metaphorical mask when they leave their safe place, ie home, each day.
Masking takes a lot of emotional, mental and physical energy to the point that when they arrive back at their safe place, they may explode in a meltdown or they may shutdown.]

[Autism Lesson 101
Communication can be difficult for Autistic individuals. Verbal speech, hidden non-verbal cues, body language, there are so many aspects of communication to interpret.]

[Rose are red,
Autism is a ride,
Will you come and join us?
We're the best tour guides!]

[Autism Lesson 101
Autism is a spectrum.
No two individuals are the same. They may have similar traits in some areas, but they will differ in others.
O, 11 years.]

[Autism Lesson 101
Sensory Processing Difficulties can affect ALL of an individuals senses....
Sight, Hearing, Taste, Touch, Smell, Interoception, Proprioception and Vestibular.]

[If you've met one Autistic person ....
then you really should go out and meet a few more Autistic people.
We're all pretty Ausome.
Just saying!]

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