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Did you know that autistic people can be overwhelmed by stimuli in their environment? To show our support for a more inclusive Australia and New Zealand, we proudly wore our hoodies up across our offices. Hoodie up and celebrate National Autism Acceptance Month! ☺️ #AutismAcceptanceMonth
Did you know that autistic people can be overwhelmed by stimuli in their environment? To show our support for a more inclusive Australia and New Zealand, we proudly wore our hoodies up across our offices. Hoodie up and celebrate National Autism Acceptance Month! ☺️ #AutismAcceptanceMonth
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Comment something you’ve achieved despite the troubles in your past 🌸 - - - Sometimes our past tries to define our future but it doesn’t have to 🌟 - - - - - Creator @womantowomanproject 💐
Looking for a new opportunity with an exciting non-profit? Become a MAGIC board member today! We are seeking professionals with grant writing, legal, and management experience. 🤩⭐️ #makeMAGIChappen #doitforthekids
Looking for a new opportunity with an exciting non-profit? Become a MAGIC board member today! We are seeking professionals with grant writing, legal, and management experience. 🤩⭐️ #makeMAGIChappen #doitforthekids
#StickerMayhem I'm late as F !  Keep em coming if you've got more! 🎸 Working on a video of more! 💘 #AutismAcceptance #Stickering 
EVIL TAG (for post reach) #LightItUpBlue <-- F that, yuck !
MUCH BETTER TAG: #LightItUpGold <-- Autistic-Approved !
Boycott Autism Speaks <-- 17,000 Likes
Http://tinyurl.com/98hateas <-- Here's why ! 🎸
Next year I won't be brain-shakingly pummeled almost daily by neighbor pounding wall making shock waves, among other April problems! Next year I'll be on time. ❤
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#AutismAcceptanceMonth #AutismAwarenessMonth #ActuallyAutistic #Autism #Autistic #ProudlyAutistic #Stickers #AutisticAdvocacy #AutisticSelfAdvocacy #AutisticSelfAdvocacyNetwork #AutisticActivist #AutisticIsBeautiful #AutisticNotDamaged #AutisticDogsOfWar #AutisticMusician #AutisticAdult #AutisticTeen #CivilDisobedience #PeacefulProtest #Protest #AutismSpeaks #FuckAutismSpeaks  #RedInstead #ToneItDownTaupe #BoycottAutismSpeaks
#StickerMayhem I'm late as F ! Keep em coming if you've got more! 🎸 Working on a video of more! 💘 #AutismAcceptance #Stickering EVIL TAG (for post reach) #LightItUpBlue <-- F that, yuck ! MUCH BETTER TAG: #LightItUpGold <-- Autistic-Approved ! Boycott Autism Speaks <-- 17,000 Likes Http://tinyurl.com/98hateas <-- Here's why ! 🎸 Next year I won't be brain-shakingly pummeled almost daily by neighbor pounding wall making shock waves, among other April problems! Next year I'll be on time. ❤ 🎸 #AutismAcceptanceMonth #AutismAwarenessMonth #ActuallyAutistic #Autism #Autistic #ProudlyAutistic #Stickers #AutisticAdvocacy #AutisticSelfAdvocacy #AutisticSelfAdvocacyNetwork #AutisticActivist #AutisticIsBeautiful #AutisticNotDamaged #AutisticDogsOfWar #AutisticMusician #AutisticAdult #AutisticTeen #CivilDisobedience #PeacefulProtest #Protest #AutismSpeaks #FuckAutismSpeaks #RedInstead #ToneItDownTaupe #BoycottAutismSpeaks
Aspie masking...
#aspergers #autismmasking #autismacceptancemonth
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Today’s #marchmeetthemaker prompt with @joannehawker is #selfcare. I’m going through an emotional rollercoaster at the mo so trying to practice self care by not putting too much pressure on myself to create new content daily - so here’s a throwback linked to one of my most important tips for self care.. it’s okay to not be okay and it can help if you talk to someone or show someone behind the mask.. but maybe as an art psychotherapist I’m biased as part of my job is helping people remove the mask when they need to and to make sure it’s firmly back in place when needed too 💜💜 #braveface #itsokaynottobeokay #selfcarematters  #throwback
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#illustrations #itsgoodtotalk #bravery #endthestigma #aspie #autism #aspiegirl 
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Aspie masking... #aspergers #autismmasking #autismacceptancemonth ▫️ A favourite illustration with the artists words below. ▫️ #Repost @doodlebotillustration • • • • • Today’s #marchmeetthemaker prompt with @joannehawker is #selfcare. I’m going through an emotional rollercoaster at the mo so trying to practice self care by not putting too much pressure on myself to create new content daily - so here’s a throwback linked to one of my most important tips for self care.. it’s okay to not be okay and it can help if you talk to someone or show someone behind the mask.. but maybe as an art psychotherapist I’m biased as part of my job is helping people remove the mask when they need to and to make sure it’s firmly back in place when needed too 💜💜 #braveface #itsokaynottobeokay #selfcarematters #throwback ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ Also follow my pawsome partners @milothemutt.rescue.therapydog @napoleon_therapydog @therapydogali ▫️ ▫️ #casper_parti_therapydogs . #illustrations #itsgoodtotalk #bravery #endthestigma #aspie #autism #aspiegirl #actuallyautistic #melbourne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #mentalhealthmatters #therapy #dogs #poodles #groodles #melbournedogs #families #instagrammers #youth
@ninja @jessghosty @itsmarziapie @pewdiepie @mrbeast @unspeakable Please join our very special #BirthdayCardParty ... #autismacceptancemonth 
#kindnessmatters❤️ #Friends 📩📬🧩🎉🙏🏻🎈
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But do my family & friends, especially my family/parents, know, understand OR ASK me about this/etc trait/my autism????...... No!! 😑🙄😤 #TheAspiePerspective
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♥️💙♥️💙 #womanaspieawareness #autismacceptance #autismsupport #WOMENAREAUTISTICTOO #ADULTSAREAUTISTICTOO #adultontheautismapectrum #autismspectrum #ASD #Autismacceptancemonth #autismawarenessmonth 💙#changeblueforgood 💙
Aut Prompt Day 25: Movement 
Because sometimes you have to spin in your desk chair while no one else is looking. Edited in iMovie. Song snippet is “Bonkers” by Dizzie Rascal. #AutPrompts #ActuallyAutistic #AutismAcceptanceMonth
White Choc Mudcake 😍 with Caramel Sauce ....... Ceam or Icecream ??? Come on down 😁 ..... .
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#mudcake #visitportmacquarie #cafestyle #homemade #cakeandcoffe #northbrothermountain #autismsupport #autismacceptancemonth
Ontario ARC’s Respite program set out to WonderWorks Destiny last week for a fun-filled adventure! 100’s of games & activities, ropes course, laser tag and a filling lunch at the Cheesecake Factory to top it all off!

Everyone was smiles and filled with excitement, talking about the different activities and adventures they participated in!

#OntarioARC #Inclusion #Ability #Acceptance #InclusionRevolution #AutismAcceptanceMonth #WonderWorks #DestinyUSA
Thor came home with his first science project ... say hello to "school planties" ... lol
#scienceproject #springproject #autismacceptancemonth #differentnotless #autism
One proud little lady modeling her #specialolympics ribbon and new #autismacceptancemonth tshirt 😍
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I am so excited for these shirts that staff and students at my school were able to order this year. I was thrilled to have all my staff and students wear them to Special Olympics, amongst a sea of puzzle pieces and "differently abled" slogans. Most of all, I was proud to wear the artwork of an #actuallyautistic artist and spread a message supported by the autistic community 🤗
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My school community is changing. Acceptance is growing. Differences are being celebrated. Diverse perspectives are being appreciated. And I am so, so proud and grateful to be part of it. #redinstead #autismacceptance #celebrateneurodiversity
One proud little lady modeling her #specialolympics ribbon and new #autismacceptancemonth tshirt 😍 . . . I am so excited for these shirts that staff and students at my school were able to order this year. I was thrilled to have all my staff and students wear them to Special Olympics, amongst a sea of puzzle pieces and "differently abled" slogans. Most of all, I was proud to wear the artwork of an #actuallyautistic artist and spread a message supported by the autistic community 🤗 . . . My school community is changing. Acceptance is growing. Differences are being celebrated. Diverse perspectives are being appreciated. And I am so, so proud and grateful to be part of it. #redinstead #autismacceptance #celebrateneurodiversity
In honor of autism acceptance month, the children's department has a display with a variety of movies and books created by people with autism or about people with Autism. Check it out! #autismacceptancemonth #autismawareness #librarydisplay #librarybooks #librarylife #childrensdepartment
April is Autism Awareness month.In an effort to spread awareness of something that has affected our family I have started a project; from April 1st to the 30th I will be creating a drawing of an individual with autism.
Day 25
#autismacceptancemonth #autism #autismawarenessmonth #autismawareness #lightitupblue #redinstead #artwork #family #autismmom #autismdad #differnetnotless #painting #pastel #drawing #watercolorpainting #watercolor  #autismspeaks #art #comtemporaryart #portraitpainting #portrait #oilpainting #oiloncanvas #oil #graphie #pencil #charcoal #autismo #asd #mentalhealth
April is Autism Awareness month.In an effort to spread awareness of something that has affected our family I have started a project; from April 1st to the 30th I will be creating a drawing of an individual with autism. Day 25 #autismacceptancemonth #autism #autismawarenessmonth #autismawareness #lightitupblue #redinstead #artwork #family #autismmom #autismdad #differnetnotless #painting #pastel #drawing #watercolorpainting #watercolor #autismspeaks #art #comtemporaryart #portraitpainting #portrait #oilpainting #oiloncanvas #oil #graphie #pencil #charcoal #autismo #asd #mentalhealth
The gang working on building puzzle piece picture frames tonight at @allianceforthearts. Everyone is doing a great job of working together and following directions. #SWFL #Arts #VisualArts #Autism #AutismAcceptanceMonth #AutismStrong #AutismFamily #AutismMom #AutismDad #FamilyInitiative #AllianceForTheArts
It's hard to quantify Rob's level of independence as it differs depending on the task. But I guess I would say that overall he's fairly independent. He requires the most hands on assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) (e.g., handwashing, tooth brushing, showering, wiping) and meal preparation (e.g., cutting, cooking, clean up). These are skills that Rob has yet to acquire, but we are working on them daily. He is very close to being able to wash his hands independently! He only requires the occasional reminder to use soap 🧼 
Robert also appears more dependent than he actually is. He is very capable of completing many daily tasks (e.g., cleaning up spills, throwing away trash, getting a simple snack, putting on his socks); however, he also knows that most of the time, if he makes a little bit of a fuss, Mom will do these things for him. When I first moved home I would send Mom and Dad out for a date night so Rob and I could spend some time alone together. Without Mom and Dad in the house I was able to see how independent Rob could truly be. Not surprisingly, I found that he was capable of so much! I've been working with @debrafbk1661 on taking a step back and giving Rob the opportunity to complete simple tasks on his own. I know it's hard for her to not do everything for Rob, she just wants him to have an easy, happy life. But, allowing him the opportunity to independently complete tasks is crucial for his future success! 💙
#independence #lifeskills #skillacquisition #autism #lifewithautism #adultswithautism #autismlife #autismsupport #autismeducation #autismadvocate #autismfamily #autismawareness #autismawarenessmonth #autismacceptance #autismacceptancemonth #autismunderstanding #differentnotless #askmeanything #thursdaythoughts
It's hard to quantify Rob's level of independence as it differs depending on the task. But I guess I would say that overall he's fairly independent. He requires the most hands on assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) (e.g., handwashing, tooth brushing, showering, wiping) and meal preparation (e.g., cutting, cooking, clean up). These are skills that Rob has yet to acquire, but we are working on them daily. He is very close to being able to wash his hands independently! He only requires the occasional reminder to use soap 🧼 Robert also appears more dependent than he actually is. He is very capable of completing many daily tasks (e.g., cleaning up spills, throwing away trash, getting a simple snack, putting on his socks); however, he also knows that most of the time, if he makes a little bit of a fuss, Mom will do these things for him. When I first moved home I would send Mom and Dad out for a date night so Rob and I could spend some time alone together. Without Mom and Dad in the house I was able to see how independent Rob could truly be. Not surprisingly, I found that he was capable of so much! I've been working with @debrafbk1661 on taking a step back and giving Rob the opportunity to complete simple tasks on his own. I know it's hard for her to not do everything for Rob, she just wants him to have an easy, happy life. But, allowing him the opportunity to independently complete tasks is crucial for his future success! 💙 #independence #lifeskills #skillacquisition #autism #lifewithautism #adultswithautism #autismlife #autismsupport #autismeducation #autismadvocate #autismfamily #autismawareness #autismawarenessmonth #autismacceptance #autismacceptancemonth #autismunderstanding #differentnotless #askmeanything #thursdaythoughts
#AvrilArtAutiste jour 25 : mouvement.

Nouvel extrait de ma pièce Les antennes et les branches :

Pacôme se lève et se regarde dans le miroir.

PACÔME.
Se lever. C’est la première étape. C’est la plus longue étape.

ZOHRA.
On rigole bien avec moi, on dit souvent que je suis un peu fofolle.

PACÔME.
On peut effectuer une rotation latérale de sorte à prendre appui avec les mains sur le matelas afn
de redresser ensuite le torse tout en extrayant les pieds du lit pour, dans l’idéal, les poser sur le
sol. C’est un bon début. On a la tête haute et les pieds sur terre. C’est un bon début.

ZOHRA.
On dit souvent que je suis complètement tarée.

PACÔME.
Il existe bien d’autres méthodes. On peut également effectuer un enchaînement de rotations
latérales jusqu’à tomber du lit. Le résultat est toutefois peu probant. En effet, le corps se situe
alors en dehors du lit mais encore plus bas, ce qui ne fait ensuite qu’accentuer la difficulté à se
lever. 
#AvrilAcceptationAutisme #AutismAcceptanceMonth #ActuallyAutistic #RadioAutiste #autisme #autism #mouvement #théâtre
#AvrilArtAutiste jour 25 : mouvement. Nouvel extrait de ma pièce Les antennes et les branches : Pacôme se lève et se regarde dans le miroir. PACÔME. Se lever. C’est la première étape. C’est la plus longue étape. ZOHRA. On rigole bien avec moi, on dit souvent que je suis un peu fofolle. PACÔME. On peut effectuer une rotation latérale de sorte à prendre appui avec les mains sur le matelas afn de redresser ensuite le torse tout en extrayant les pieds du lit pour, dans l’idéal, les poser sur le sol. C’est un bon début. On a la tête haute et les pieds sur terre. C’est un bon début. ZOHRA. On dit souvent que je suis complètement tarée. PACÔME. Il existe bien d’autres méthodes. On peut également effectuer un enchaînement de rotations latérales jusqu’à tomber du lit. Le résultat est toutefois peu probant. En effet, le corps se situe alors en dehors du lit mais encore plus bas, ce qui ne fait ensuite qu’accentuer la difficulté à se lever. #AvrilAcceptationAutisme #AutismAcceptanceMonth #ActuallyAutistic #RadioAutiste #autisme #autism #mouvement #théâtre
Storybooks for children who have anxiety, sensory processing disorders or are nontraditional learners.

Written by speech and language pathologists Kimberly Tice and Venita Litvack (@speechiesideup ), this multi-book series follows a young boy named Lou as he navigates new and complicated situations, such as going to a supermarket, managing a restrictive diet and attending a birthday party.

Teachers, mental health counselors and parents are calling the Lou Knows What to Do series “amazing,” “informative,” “entertaining” and “one of the best!” Written for children in preschool through fifth grade.
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#autismacceptancemonth #booksforkids #kidlit #education #imagination #characterdevelopment #schoolcounselor #schoolcounseling #teachersofinstagram #teachers #inspireteachers #kidsbooks #intentionalparenting #parenting #socialemotionallearning #teachersfollowteachers #leadership #futureleaders #sped #homeschool #growthmindset #childrenspublishing
Storybooks for children who have anxiety, sensory processing disorders or are nontraditional learners. Written by speech and language pathologists Kimberly Tice and Venita Litvack (@speechiesideup ), this multi-book series follows a young boy named Lou as he navigates new and complicated situations, such as going to a supermarket, managing a restrictive diet and attending a birthday party. Teachers, mental health counselors and parents are calling the Lou Knows What to Do series “amazing,” “informative,” “entertaining” and “one of the best!” Written for children in preschool through fifth grade. . . . #autismacceptancemonth #booksforkids #kidlit #education #imagination #characterdevelopment #schoolcounselor #schoolcounseling #teachersofinstagram #teachers #inspireteachers #kidsbooks #intentionalparenting #parenting #socialemotionallearning #teachersfollowteachers #leadership #futureleaders #sped #homeschool #growthmindset #childrenspublishing
Autism Acceptance Month Day 21: School

I wish stim toys had been more of a thing when I was in school. I used to doodle on everything (notes, tests, desks, myself, etc) and I would get so into it that I would miss chunks of lessons. My teachers hated it. Later on in high school I would fall asleep, and finally I just started cutting class altogether. I'm not saying a few squish balls and a fidget spinner could have made me a straight A student, but they definitely would have helped.

#actuallyautistic #actuallyautisticcutie #autismacceptance #autismacceptancemonth #stim #stims #stimming #stimtoys
Autism Acceptance Month Day 21: School I wish stim toys had been more of a thing when I was in school. I used to doodle on everything (notes, tests, desks, myself, etc) and I would get so into it that I would miss chunks of lessons. My teachers hated it. Later on in high school I would fall asleep, and finally I just started cutting class altogether. I'm not saying a few squish balls and a fidget spinner could have made me a straight A student, but they definitely would have helped. #actuallyautistic #actuallyautisticcutie #autismacceptance #autismacceptancemonth #stim #stims #stimming #stimtoys
Happy Friday! April is National Autism #acceptance month! To continue our celebration, we will be featuring some of our members throughout the month and sharing their thoughts on #autism. 
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What do you enjoy about MAC?: I joined the group when I was 23. Up until that point I had not known a single individual on the autism spectrum. This sort of thing can leave you alienated as you spend your whole life feeling like an outsider that even the most obscure people don’t understand. I don’t feel like I need to mask my autistic traits when I’m around other members, and that’s taken a lot of stress and anxiety out of socializing.

What would you like people to know about you despite having an autism diagnosis?: I don’t see my diagnoses as a tragedy. It is without a doubt a triumph. I wasn’t diagnosed until adulthood, and it brought a sense of clarity to my life. I’ve made more personal and professional achievements in the two years since my diagnosis than all my years of schooling combined. I am not held back; I am lifted up.

What do you feel is your greatest strength?: Probably my writing ability, if that wasn’t’ already obvious by all the cliché and purpose prose in the last two responses. 
What do you feel has been your greatest accomplishment?: There’s a whole bunch of personal stuff tied up with my greatest accomplishment. Without going into too much detail, I consider my greatest accomplishment to be recognizing that my depression was causing a great deal of harm to me and I needed to get help. It’s still a work in process, but it was the first step on a long road that eventually lead me to here. 
#autismacceptance #autismacceptancemonth #autismawareness #autismawarenessmonth #abilitynotdisability #seetheability #autismswfl #aspergers #awareness #acceptance
Happy Friday! April is National Autism #acceptance month! To continue our celebration, we will be featuring some of our members throughout the month and sharing their thoughts on #autism. Everyone, meet Matt! • • • What do you enjoy about MAC?: I joined the group when I was 23. Up until that point I had not known a single individual on the autism spectrum. This sort of thing can leave you alienated as you spend your whole life feeling like an outsider that even the most obscure people don’t understand. I don’t feel like I need to mask my autistic traits when I’m around other members, and that’s taken a lot of stress and anxiety out of socializing. What would you like people to know about you despite having an autism diagnosis?: I don’t see my diagnoses as a tragedy. It is without a doubt a triumph. I wasn’t diagnosed until adulthood, and it brought a sense of clarity to my life. I’ve made more personal and professional achievements in the two years since my diagnosis than all my years of schooling combined. I am not held back; I am lifted up. What do you feel is your greatest strength?: Probably my writing ability, if that wasn’t’ already obvious by all the cliché and purpose prose in the last two responses. What do you feel has been your greatest accomplishment?: There’s a whole bunch of personal stuff tied up with my greatest accomplishment. Without going into too much detail, I consider my greatest accomplishment to be recognizing that my depression was causing a great deal of harm to me and I needed to get help. It’s still a work in process, but it was the first step on a long road that eventually lead me to here. #autismacceptance #autismacceptancemonth #autismawareness #autismawarenessmonth #abilitynotdisability #seetheability #autismswfl #aspergers #awareness #acceptance
Like I said in my last post, Lucas receives 3 different therapies.  Some would argue that he doesn’t need any therapy and he should just be a kid.  We know that evidence based research proves that early intervention is the key for success for autistic individuals.  We struggle, like many special needs parents, to find balance.  When can Lucas be just a kid? Swim lessons, baseball and cub scouts are a part of Lucas’ life.  But often he can’t just be a kid without the helpful tools therapy provides.  We try to make decisions everyday that we hope are in the best interests of Lucas even if they are hard ones to make.
#Autismacceptancemonth #asd #asdfamily #advocacy #advocatelikeamother
Like I said in my last post, Lucas receives 3 different therapies. Some would argue that he doesn’t need any therapy and he should just be a kid. We know that evidence based research proves that early intervention is the key for success for autistic individuals. We struggle, like many special needs parents, to find balance. When can Lucas be just a kid? Swim lessons, baseball and cub scouts are a part of Lucas’ life. But often he can’t just be a kid without the helpful tools therapy provides. We try to make decisions everyday that we hope are in the best interests of Lucas even if they are hard ones to make. #Autismacceptancemonth #asd #asdfamily #advocacy #advocatelikeamother
Autism Acceptance Month Day 20: Talk Identity + Language (person-first, etc)

I personally can't stand person-first language. Partly because it's propaganda spread by allistics and partly because it doesn't make logical sense. A "person with autism" sounds like a person "with child" like I'm pregnant with my autism and one day I'm going to birth it out and then I won't be autistic anymore. That's not going to happen. I want allistics to understand that autistics can't "go back to normal" because we never were. It's not our fault you didn't notice. 
#actuallyautistic #actuallyautisticcutie #autismacceptance #autismacceptancemonth #autisticpride
Autism Acceptance Month Day 20: Talk Identity + Language (person-first, etc) I personally can't stand person-first language. Partly because it's propaganda spread by allistics and partly because it doesn't make logical sense. A "person with autism" sounds like a person "with child" like I'm pregnant with my autism and one day I'm going to birth it out and then I won't be autistic anymore. That's not going to happen. I want allistics to understand that autistics can't "go back to normal" because we never were. It's not our fault you didn't notice. #actuallyautistic #actuallyautisticcutie #autismacceptance #autismacceptancemonth #autisticpride
Happy Autism Acceptance Month from me and Darva. Remember this month: people are already aware of us, Autism $peaks is a hate group that advocates for eugenics, light it up RED not blue, and most importantly: Listen to Actually Autistic people. We’re the real experts on autism. | !! Any self promoting / hate comments will be deleted !! | #autismacceptancemonth #actuallyautistic #autismacceptance #lightitupred #redinstead #lightitupredinstead #listentoautistics #autismspeaksdoesntspeakforme
Here’s my boy out running errands on Tuesday with a staff member, and this stop was Walmart. 
Just look how happy and great he is doing!

He told me that he purchased a bird feeder and was going to paint it. They also grabbed some lunch.

I’m so beyond happy for him!! We even had a really nice visit  together yesterday, and we got outside for a little bit for him to ride his tricycle over at his residency. 
He’s doing so amazing! ❤️🙌🎉
#autismawarenesseveryday #specialneedskid #autismfighter #autism #autismawareness #autismawarenessmonth #autismacceptance #autismacceptancemonth #autismwarrior #autismangel #autismstrong #special #specialneeds #inspiration #inspirational #actuallyautistic #ig_autism #myboy #ilovesomeonewithautism #spd #generalizedanxietydisorder #hero #fighter
Here’s my boy out running errands on Tuesday with a staff member, and this stop was Walmart. Just look how happy and great he is doing! He told me that he purchased a bird feeder and was going to paint it. They also grabbed some lunch. I’m so beyond happy for him!! We even had a really nice visit together yesterday, and we got outside for a little bit for him to ride his tricycle over at his residency. He’s doing so amazing! ❤️🙌🎉 #autismawarenesseveryday #specialneedskid #autismfighter #autism #autismawareness #autismawarenessmonth #autismacceptance #autismacceptancemonth #autismwarrior #autismangel #autismstrong #special #specialneeds #inspiration #inspirational #actuallyautistic #ig_autism #myboy #ilovesomeonewithautism #spd #generalizedanxietydisorder #hero #fighter
I love this handsome little guy so much! Zebas will do really good for a while and then he’ll have a little set back. It’s a cycle for him. Right now he’s having a little bit of a hard time but hopefully it will get better soon. I’m so proud of him and everything he has accomplished this far. He is amazing! Oh and the second picture is zebas’ resting face. It is the perfect picture of him. Hehe #zebas #autism #autismawarenessmonth #autismacceptancemonth #autismunderstanding #nonverbal #preverbal #mysonisausome #myhandomelittleguy
I love this handsome little guy so much! Zebas will do really good for a while and then he’ll have a little set back. It’s a cycle for him. Right now he’s having a little bit of a hard time but hopefully it will get better soon. I’m so proud of him and everything he has accomplished this far. He is amazing! Oh and the second picture is zebas’ resting face. It is the perfect picture of him. Hehe #zebas #autism #autismawarenessmonth #autismacceptancemonth #autismunderstanding #nonverbal #preverbal #mysonisausome #myhandomelittleguy
It’s the final week of our #AutismAcceptanceMonth campaign and this week we’re focusing on education.
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School can be a daunting place for many young people with autism, and sadly we know many are missing out on a full education. Our Youth Patrons have created these top tips to help make the classroom a more inclusive and accessible place for all young people.
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#neurodivistry #autisticpride #autism #schools #education #exclusions #autistickids #autismawareness #WAAM #worldautismawarenessmonth #autismacceptancemonth
It’s the final week of our #AutismAcceptanceMonth campaign and this week we’re focusing on education. • School can be a daunting place for many young people with autism, and sadly we know many are missing out on a full education. Our Youth Patrons have created these top tips to help make the classroom a more inclusive and accessible place for all young people. • •#Repost @ambitiousaboutautism • • • #neurodivistry #autisticpride #autism #schools #education #exclusions #autistickids #autismawareness #WAAM #worldautismawarenessmonth #autismacceptancemonth
This last week I did a lot of stimming. I danced, I rocked, I chewed, I picked, I moved my lips. This week was stressful and also exciting and stimming helped with those emotions. There is still so much stigma around stimming, that it is seen as shameful or disruptive. For most autistic’s stimming is a way to release emotions. Sometimes when we stim it is unconscious and sometimes we do it knowingly (check out @agonyautie stim dances) Stimming should never be suppressed or discouraged and these out dated practices and thinking needs to change. 💙Happy Stimming
#autism #auctuallyautistic #neurodiverse #nothingaboutuswithoutus #aspie #autie #breakthestigma #stim #stimming #autismacceptance #autismacceptancemonth #autismawareness #autismawarenessmonth #stimdance #embracestimming #embracethestim #Invisibleillness #autisticpride  #stimtastic
This last week I did a lot of stimming. I danced, I rocked, I chewed, I picked, I moved my lips. This week was stressful and also exciting and stimming helped with those emotions. There is still so much stigma around stimming, that it is seen as shameful or disruptive. For most autistic’s stimming is a way to release emotions. Sometimes when we stim it is unconscious and sometimes we do it knowingly (check out @agonyautie stim dances) Stimming should never be suppressed or discouraged and these out dated practices and thinking needs to change. 💙Happy Stimming #autism #auctuallyautistic #neurodiverse #nothingaboutuswithoutus #aspie #autie #breakthestigma #stim #stimming #autismacceptance #autismacceptancemonth #autismawareness #autismawarenessmonth #stimdance #embracestimming #embracethestim #Invisibleillness #autisticpride #stimtastic
OMG yes, yes, yes! I saw this on @au_tastic_me's account yesterday and I nearly cried because it's so accurate and so shitty and no one ever talks about it and I thought I was the only one. 😭

It's honestly *the* worst thing about the ASD/ADHD comorbid combo. I feel like I'm at war with myself a lot of the time (like, daily)... I can never live up to my autistic brain's need for routine, predictability and having things "just so" and as a result there is constant discomfort and anxiety and a feeling of chasing my tail. ADHD sucks balls, oh and did I mention that I can apparently no longer tolerate (as in - will get violently ill if I take) ADHD meds? Not cool, brain, not cool. 😒
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OMG yes, yes, yes! I saw this on @au_tastic_me's account yesterday and I nearly cried because it's so accurate and so shitty and no one ever talks about it and I thought I was the only one. 😭 It's honestly *the* worst thing about the ASD/ADHD comorbid combo. I feel like I'm at war with myself a lot of the time (like, daily)... I can never live up to my autistic brain's need for routine, predictability and having things "just so" and as a result there is constant discomfort and anxiety and a feeling of chasing my tail. ADHD sucks balls, oh and did I mention that I can apparently no longer tolerate (as in - will get violently ill if I take) ADHD meds? Not cool, brain, not cool. 😒 . . . #adhd #adhdinattentive #adhdawareness #adhdproblems #adhdsucks #lifewithadhd #adhdlife #adhdadult #neurodiversity #neurodivergent #asd #actuallyautistic #actuallyautisticmemes #autismawareness #autismawarenessmonth #autismacceptance #autismacceptancemonth #lifeonthespectrum #thisisautism #lifewithautism #autismlife #autisticadult #autismspectrum #autismandadhd #comorbidity #atwarwithmyself
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Have you ever wondered about the kind of society we are creating for our children? This is something we keep wondering about time and again. 
Definitely, an inclusive society is the one we all wish to create. One in which everyone is treated as a person first, irrespective of their disability, caste, creed and so on. 
But how can we let those around us know about this so that they too can work with us towards creating an inclusive society? We have you covered here! 
Here are some ideas that you can share with allies who wish to work with you to create an inclusive society. (Link in Bio)
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#autism #avaz #acceptance #aac #aacapps #specialeducation #speechtherapy #autismawarness #autismacceptance #autismawarenessmonth #autismmom #autismacceptancemonth #autismfamily #autismlove #autismsupport #avazapp #inclusion #inclusiveeducation #inclusivesociety #socialinclusion
Have you ever wondered about the kind of society we are creating for our children? This is something we keep wondering about time and again. Definitely, an inclusive society is the one we all wish to create. One in which everyone is treated as a person first, irrespective of their disability, caste, creed and so on. But how can we let those around us know about this so that they too can work with us towards creating an inclusive society? We have you covered here! Here are some ideas that you can share with allies who wish to work with you to create an inclusive society. (Link in Bio) . . #autism #avaz #acceptance #aac #aacapps #specialeducation #speechtherapy #autismawarness #autismacceptance #autismawarenessmonth #autismmom #autismacceptancemonth #autismfamily #autismlove #autismsupport #avazapp #inclusion #inclusiveeducation #inclusivesociety #socialinclusion
So pleased that you can now take your own passport photos at home , so much less stress than either using a booth or going to the photographer !! And it only took a few attempts 👌🏽 #mugshot #noahsworld🌍 #autismacceptancemonth #autismawareness #globaldevelopmentaldelay #sensoryprocessingdisorder #myscrummyboy ❤️❤️❤️
Day 25: Symbols.
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Ah, yes. The infinity symbol. ♾ The real symbol we should be using for autism. Whoever designed it is my hero. We need to celebrate the neurodiversity of our condition (and other neurodiverse conditions as well). We aren’t a puzzle. We don’t need solving. We don’t have a missing piece. We are a diverse group of individuals who represent this condition in so many ways. I’m honored to be one of those individuals. 🤗
📷&💄: @bozanichphotography
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Day 25: Symbols. . Ah, yes. The infinity symbol. ♾ The real symbol we should be using for autism. Whoever designed it is my hero. We need to celebrate the neurodiversity of our condition (and other neurodiverse conditions as well). We aren’t a puzzle. We don’t need solving. We don’t have a missing piece. We are a diverse group of individuals who represent this condition in so many ways. I’m honored to be one of those individuals. 🤗 📷&💄: @bozanichphotography . . . . . . . . . #autismspeaksdoesntspeakforme #boycottautismspeaks #daretobeyou #autismacceptance #autismspeaks #autismacceptancemonth #actuallyautistic #autistic #autism #PDDNOS #imapersonnotapuzzle #autisticmodel #autisticactress #autisticyoutuber #actress #model #youtuber #selfadvocate #icanspeakformyself #autismrightsmovement #redinstead #lightitupgold #doilookautisticyet #brownhair #rainbow #autisminfinity #mask #glitter #cancelthepuzzlepieceandboycottautismspeaks
Watch them move! Our site dedicated to the beauty and #soulofneurodiversity gifs is coming soon! So much fun! #autismacceptancemonth #makeartwithyourkids @the3amtheater @dsgnfrwrd @jtknoxroxs
I woke up from an awful dream this morning. It was about a family member telling me that another family member blames me for Gabe’s autism. That this person is embarrassed because of their job to have Gabe be autistic and it’s my fault because I am a terrible mother. Kind of crazy that someone would feel that way. Trying to tell myself this was just a dream. To let it go. It still sits with me, the part that it’s my fault.  The parts of his autism that make life hard for him. I think it always has sat with me, deep down. Maybe talking about it will allow me let it go. #autism #autismawareness #autismacceptance #autismacceptancemonth #specialneeds #autismspeaks #spectrum_inspired #specialneedsmom #specialneedsparenting #nonverbal #fortheloveofgabe
I woke up from an awful dream this morning. It was about a family member telling me that another family member blames me for Gabe’s autism. That this person is embarrassed because of their job to have Gabe be autistic and it’s my fault because I am a terrible mother. Kind of crazy that someone would feel that way. Trying to tell myself this was just a dream. To let it go. It still sits with me, the part that it’s my fault. The parts of his autism that make life hard for him. I think it always has sat with me, deep down. Maybe talking about it will allow me let it go. #autism #autismawareness #autismacceptance #autismacceptancemonth #specialneeds #autismspeaks #spectrum_inspired #specialneedsmom #specialneedsparenting #nonverbal #fortheloveofgabe
My daughter @gracegoad_autismart and I have work in this exhibition, “Ambassadors for Autism,” at Belmont University’s Curb Center. Reception Fri. PM. Featured solo exhibition closing reception next day,  @shimaigallery See image directly below on this account grid or Grace’s Insta account.
My daughter @gracegoad_autismart and I have work in this exhibition, “Ambassadors for Autism,” at Belmont University’s Curb Center. Reception Fri. PM. Featured solo exhibition closing reception next day, @shimaigallery See image directly below on this account grid or Grace’s Insta account.
If your anywhere with crazy spring weather, these terry cloth logo hoodies are perfect. They are lightweight and perfect for these days that are just a little too chilly for a t-shirt. We also have fleece lined ones in the shop if you’re looking for something warmer 🖤 Don’t forget to take advantage our free domestic shipping until the end of the month, just a few more days! .
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If your anywhere with crazy spring weather, these terry cloth logo hoodies are perfect. They are lightweight and perfect for these days that are just a little too chilly for a t-shirt. We also have fleece lined ones in the shop if you’re looking for something warmer 🖤 Don’t forget to take advantage our free domestic shipping until the end of the month, just a few more days! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #diehndesigns #thediehnteam #hoodies #hoodieweather #logohoodies #supportthebrand #shopsmall #supportsmallshops #trendykiddies #trendytots #trendytoddler #kidsfashion #kidswithstyle #momblogger #bandrepstyle #dopestyle #streetstyle #customhoodie #thursday #april #freeshipping #autismacceptancemonth #ootd #instagood #igdaily #cutekidsofinstagram
The girls are hard at work!

Come see us perform at Light it Up Gold, a night of autistic comics presented by @comedygoldclub this Friday! Ticket link in bio 
Doors at 8:30, show at 9:00! See us do some sketches alongside lots of amazing autistic acts! MC @ian_lynam, headlined by @aoife_dooley

#autism #asd #comedy #lightitupgold #asiam #autismacceptancemonth #autismawarenessmonth #theatre #dublintheatre #mentalhealth #neurodiversity #avantgardertheatre #drag #actuallyautistic #autismcomedy
HUMANS ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM: CAMILLA "As a society, I think we are far too quick to judge a book by its cover. I cringe whenever I see assumptions people make when they hear the terms “Autism” and “ADHD”, particularly the way society tends to limit children with these labels. When a child receives a diagnosis, that shouldn’t be an invitation for the rest of the world to make assumptions. Rather, it should be a call to action for adults to better support that child and help peers understand and appreciate that child." Read Camilla's story here: https://www.icannetwork.com.au/2019/04/camilla-21/

This is the 24th in a series of 30 profiles we are sharing as part of our "Humans On The Autism Spectrum" campaign during April's #AutismAcceptanceMonth. To see all profiles to date: https://www.icannetwork.com.au/humans-2019/
HUMANS ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM: CAMILLA "As a society, I think we are far too quick to judge a book by its cover. I cringe whenever I see assumptions people make when they hear the terms “Autism” and “ADHD”, particularly the way society tends to limit children with these labels. When a child receives a diagnosis, that shouldn’t be an invitation for the rest of the world to make assumptions. Rather, it should be a call to action for adults to better support that child and help peers understand and appreciate that child." Read Camilla's story here: https://www.icannetwork.com.au/2019/04/camilla-21/ This is the 24th in a series of 30 profiles we are sharing as part of our "Humans On The Autism Spectrum" campaign during April's #AutismAcceptanceMonth. To see all profiles to date: https://www.icannetwork.com.au/humans-2019/
If soap cutting sparks joy does that justify spending $50 on soap im just gonna slice? 😂 #soapcuttingasmr #asmr #soapcutting #visualasmr So anyways, #aspie Topic of the day, I actually have a big problem with my hearing. If there is any background noise I dont hear well. I recently found out a friend of mine has the EXACT same issue and that its #Autism related! Its so amazing because the more I learn about Autism the more I learn about myself and problems Ive had for a very long time ❤️ #sparksjoy #sparksjoymeme #aspergers #autismacceptancemonth #actuallyautistic #mariekondo
If soap cutting sparks joy does that justify spending $50 on soap im just gonna slice? 😂 #soapcuttingasmr #asmr #soapcutting #visualasmr So anyways, #aspie Topic of the day, I actually have a big problem with my hearing. If there is any background noise I dont hear well. I recently found out a friend of mine has the EXACT same issue and that its #Autism related! Its so amazing because the more I learn about Autism the more I learn about myself and problems Ive had for a very long time ❤️ #sparksjoy #sparksjoymeme #aspergers #autismacceptancemonth #actuallyautistic #mariekondo
ID: a text post that reads “I’ve been too depressed to create original posts. Instagram is definitely something that I enjoy - but when life gets too stressful I have less energy to invest in “enjoyment” and focus my limited resources on survival. I hope to someday have more energy to invest into my joy and I’m working toward building that reality. It is okay I’m not there today. “
#actuallyautistic #actuallyautisticadult #autisticburnout #narrativetherapy #depression #asd #redinstead #autismacceptancemonth #30daysofautismacceptance #sadboihours
ID: a text post that reads “I’ve been too depressed to create original posts. Instagram is definitely something that I enjoy - but when life gets too stressful I have less energy to invest in “enjoyment” and focus my limited resources on survival. I hope to someday have more energy to invest into my joy and I’m working toward building that reality. It is okay I’m not there today. “ #actuallyautistic #actuallyautisticadult #autisticburnout #narrativetherapy #depression #asd #redinstead #autismacceptancemonth #30daysofautismacceptance #sadboihours
Just a little reminder ♥️
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I would ask that before you consider supporting or donating your money to Autism Speaks you do some research, see what they support and what their money goes to, and talk to some autistic people and ask them their thoughts. Autism Speaks does not speak for the overwhelming majority of Autistic people.
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A lot of people already know about autism. This isn’t about autism awareness, it’s about autism acceptance. So let’s not “light it up blue” this April and let’s “go red instead”.
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#redinstead #autismACCEPTANCE #autismACCEPTANCEmonth #neurodiversity
Just a little reminder ♥️ . I would ask that before you consider supporting or donating your money to Autism Speaks you do some research, see what they support and what their money goes to, and talk to some autistic people and ask them their thoughts. Autism Speaks does not speak for the overwhelming majority of Autistic people. . A lot of people already know about autism. This isn’t about autism awareness, it’s about autism acceptance. So let’s not “light it up blue” this April and let’s “go red instead”. . . . #redinstead #autismACCEPTANCE #autismACCEPTANCEmonth #neurodiversity
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Everyone is already aware we exist, it's about time everyone starts accepting it. 💪🏻
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#actuallyautistic #autism #autismmonth #autismacceptancemonth #autismawarenessmonth #girlsonthespectrum #womenonthespectrum #autismpride #autisticandproud #neurodiversity
Sylvia is today’s winner of this fabulous gift from Crux of a gorgeous Concrete vessel and white woods candle. 😊🎉🙌. Thank you Atwater Village and Crux for being so amazing and helping us raise money for the Autism Society during Autism Awareness month!  #AtwaterLove  you can still get tickets for amazing Atwater prizes and contribute to #AtwaterCaresAboutAutism at treehaus any day in April 10-6
Sylvia is today’s winner of this fabulous gift from Crux of a gorgeous Concrete vessel and white woods candle. 😊🎉🙌. Thank you Atwater Village and Crux for being so amazing and helping us raise money for the Autism Society during Autism Awareness month! #AtwaterLove you can still get tickets for amazing Atwater prizes and contribute to #AtwaterCaresAboutAutism at treehaus any day in April 10-6
What an absolutely beautiful mid-autumn day in Sydney. Enjoying the public holiday with my two fave small people 🥰 #autismacceptancemonth
What an absolutely beautiful mid-autumn day in Sydney. Enjoying the public holiday with my two fave small people 🥰 #autismacceptancemonth
#RedInstead Day 24: what would this challenge be without some hardware goodness?

Link of the day: one of my top wish list books https://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/23/books/review/neurotribes-by-steve-silberman.html
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#AutismAcceptanceMonth #AutismAcceptance #ActuallyAutistic #ausome #30daysofausome #AutisticAcceptance #Autism #Autistic #dontlightitupblue #lightitupRedInstead #fuckautismspeaks #mfcomn #ascomn #liubcomn #ravenaudio #masterblender #gearporn
April is Autism Awareness month.In an effort to spread awareness of something that has affected our family I have started a project; from April 1st to the 30th I will be creating a drawing of an individual with autism.
Day 24 David
#autismacceptancemonth #autism #autismawarenessmonth #autismawareness #lightitupblue #redinstead #artwork #family #autismmom #autismdad #differnetnotless #painting #pastel #drawing #watercolorpainting #watercolor  #autismspeaks #art #comtemporaryart #portraitpainting #portrait #oilpainting #oiloncanvas #oil #graphie #pencil #charcoal #autismo #asd #mentalhealth
April is Autism Awareness month.In an effort to spread awareness of something that has affected our family I have started a project; from April 1st to the 30th I will be creating a drawing of an individual with autism. Day 24 David #autismacceptancemonth #autism #autismawarenessmonth #autismawareness #lightitupblue #redinstead #artwork #family #autismmom #autismdad #differnetnotless #painting #pastel #drawing #watercolorpainting #watercolor #autismspeaks #art #comtemporaryart #portraitpainting #portrait #oilpainting #oiloncanvas #oil #graphie #pencil #charcoal #autismo #asd #mentalhealth
🗣Hey to all my South Florida followers, I will be speaking at this event this Saturday. I will be talking about developing an effective IEP. If you are in the area I hope to see you there. And thank you to the Chi Psi Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority for inviting me back again this year!
🗣Hey to all my South Florida followers, I will be speaking at this event this Saturday. I will be talking about developing an effective IEP. If you are in the area I hope to see you there. And thank you to the Chi Psi Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority for inviting me back again this year!
We are completely overwhelmed with the amount of nominations we have recieved for our Autism Awareness Sponsorship. There are so many beautiful, deserving people out there.💙 Keep the nominations coming and we will continue sponsoring families throughout the year.
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In the meantime, meet Liam. Our first sponsor of 2019 to recieve a trampoline. 😍
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Children with autism do not always get the same sense of inclusion at school or extracurricular activities as other children, resulting in feeling excluded or isolated. This is why we move beyond awareness and toward inclusion and acceptance. MAGIC provides a welcoming and safe space for your child to explore and have fun through dance! 💫⭐️ #makeMAGIChappen #doitforthekids
Children with autism do not always get the same sense of inclusion at school or extracurricular activities as other children, resulting in feeling excluded or isolated. This is why we move beyond awareness and toward inclusion and acceptance. MAGIC provides a welcoming and safe space for your child to explore and have fun through dance! 💫⭐️ #makeMAGIChappen #doitforthekids
This is the most accurate representation of dinner in our house I have ever seen 🤣 anybody else?
This is the most accurate representation of dinner in our house I have ever seen 🤣 anybody else?
Happy Administrative Professionals Day! Here’s Kate, our #eastbayabc AA, hammering lollipops into tiny pieces for our client who satiates on them quickly 😂

Thank you to all the wonderful admin staff who go to great lengths to keep things running smoothly!🍭
Happy Administrative Professionals Day! Here’s Kate, our #eastbayabc AA, hammering lollipops into tiny pieces for our client who satiates on them quickly 😂 Thank you to all the wonderful admin staff who go to great lengths to keep things running smoothly!🍭
Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month Day #24

Many Autistic people experience meltdowns and shutdowns. Today we wanted to take a little bit of time to discuss what these terms mean, why they occur, and some tips for what to do if someone you know is experiencing one. Both meltdowns and shutdowns are responses to overwhelming emotions or sensory input and can happen to both children and adults. 
A meltdown is a period of anger, sadness, or fear. Common signs of a meltdown may include screaming, crying, yelling, stimming, or retreating to a safe space. This behavior may be confused with a tantrum, but while a tantrum is a behavior commonly employed by children to get something they want from an authority figure, a meltdown is a response and isn't a "power play." A shutdown is a period of mental stalling and manifests as a person being partially unresponsive or having delayed responses to outside stimuli as a result of inner turmoil and anxiety. The person experiencing a shutdown may stop talking, stare blankly into space, or become sensitive to noise and lights. 
Possible triggers may include sounds, lights, temperature, unexpected or unfamiliar people or events, being overly hungry, thirsty, or tired. Often, but not always, there is a build up period and you may notice more agitation.

If someone you know is experiencing one of these conditions, first remember that the person is not choosing to make your life difficult! They are most likely distressed and may be afraid. You can help them by reducing sources of sensory input such as lights and sound, providing water and a comfort item like a weighted blanket or preferred toy. Calmly tell the person that you are there for them and stay near. If they normally like to be touched they may want you to hold or hug them. 
We acknowledge that this can be a sensitive subject and that the person writing this post (It's me, Michelle W.!) is non-autistic. If you feel I've gotten something wrong or would like to add your perspective, feel free to let me know in the comments or by messaging us. 
#UCAN #AutismInUtah #AutismAcceptanceMonth #UnderstandAutism #SensoryOverload #AutismAcceptance
Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month Day #24 Many Autistic people experience meltdowns and shutdowns. Today we wanted to take a little bit of time to discuss what these terms mean, why they occur, and some tips for what to do if someone you know is experiencing one. Both meltdowns and shutdowns are responses to overwhelming emotions or sensory input and can happen to both children and adults. A meltdown is a period of anger, sadness, or fear. Common signs of a meltdown may include screaming, crying, yelling, stimming, or retreating to a safe space. This behavior may be confused with a tantrum, but while a tantrum is a behavior commonly employed by children to get something they want from an authority figure, a meltdown is a response and isn't a "power play." A shutdown is a period of mental stalling and manifests as a person being partially unresponsive or having delayed responses to outside stimuli as a result of inner turmoil and anxiety. The person experiencing a shutdown may stop talking, stare blankly into space, or become sensitive to noise and lights. Possible triggers may include sounds, lights, temperature, unexpected or unfamiliar people or events, being overly hungry, thirsty, or tired. Often, but not always, there is a build up period and you may notice more agitation. If someone you know is experiencing one of these conditions, first remember that the person is not choosing to make your life difficult! They are most likely distressed and may be afraid. You can help them by reducing sources of sensory input such as lights and sound, providing water and a comfort item like a weighted blanket or preferred toy. Calmly tell the person that you are there for them and stay near. If they normally like to be touched they may want you to hold or hug them. We acknowledge that this can be a sensitive subject and that the person writing this post (It's me, Michelle W.!) is non-autistic. If you feel I've gotten something wrong or would like to add your perspective, feel free to let me know in the comments or by messaging us. #UCAN #AutismInUtah #AutismAcceptanceMonth #UnderstandAutism #SensoryOverload #AutismAcceptance
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We are loving all of your #goTEALforAcceptance posts! You’ve got one week left in the month of April to share your teal and messages of acceptance, and we will donate $1 to the Organization for Autism Research every time you do!
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➡️Nouvel article : l'#autisme, un #handicap ? (spoiler : oui)
🔗 Lien pour l'article complet dans la bio !

#ActuallyAutistic #AvrilAutisme #AvrilAcceptationAutisme #RadioAutiste #AutismAcceptanceMonth #validisme
We are loving all of your #goTEALforAcceptance posts! You’ve got one week left in the month of April to share your teal and messages of acceptance, and we will donate $1 to the Organization for Autism Research every time you do!
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Question: How do you react when you find out someone is autistic? 🤔 Today I’m sharing my personal experience and the responses that I find the most (and least) supportive. 🌈 ♾ (Swipe for full video 👉) #autismacceptance #autismacceptancemonth #neurodiversity #neurodiverse #autismawareness #redinstead #autismmom #asdmom #hyperlexia
#HCC works hard to support our #autistic students as they make the transition to college. Thank you @pinktiffanycav for sharing this snap from the Students on the #Autism Spectrum club’s open house held earlier this month for prospective students who are on the spectrum! #autismacceptancemonth #waybackwednesday #communitycollege #HCCexcellence
As April, and #AutismAcceptanceMonth, comes to a close it is important to remember its lessons of acceptance and understanding throughout the year - and to see the #ability in everyone we meet. Check out our blog (link in the bio) for today's #WednesdayWisdom, awesome resources, and more! .
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As April, and #AutismAcceptanceMonth, comes to a close it is important to remember its lessons of acceptance and understanding throughout the year - and to see the #ability in everyone we meet. Check out our blog (link in the bio) for today's #WednesdayWisdom, awesome resources, and more! . . . #PeopleWithAbility  #SeeMyAbilities #Triangle #TriangleInc #TriangleOrg #TriangleOrganization  #TriangleIncOrg #Independence #Employment #Empowerment #Adaptive #Awareness #Advocacy #SelfAdvocacy  #Determination #Motivation #Impact #Epic #NonProfit #CareerServices  #LivingServices #Disabilities #Disability  #DevelopmentalDisabilities  #StopDiscrimination
@gretathunberg is just amazing. She shows that people on the spectrum are just as good as anyone else. You should learn more about her by checking the link in our bio

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when all the pieces 🧩fit perfectly 💙#MyGoofTroops  #AutismAcceptanceMonth
Posted @withrepost • @ambitiousaboutautism It’s the final week of our #IncludeAutism campaign and this week we’re focusing on education.
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School can be a daunting place for many autistic young people, and sadly we know many are missing out on a full education. Our Youth Patrons have created these top tips to help make the classroom a more inclusive and accessible place for all young people.
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#neurodivistry #autisticpride #autism #schools #education #exclusions #autistickids #autismawareness #WAAM #worldautismawarenessmonth #autismacceptancemonth #inclusion
Posted @withrepost • @ambitiousaboutautism It’s the final week of our #IncludeAutism campaign and this week we’re focusing on education. • School can be a daunting place for many autistic young people, and sadly we know many are missing out on a full education. Our Youth Patrons have created these top tips to help make the classroom a more inclusive and accessible place for all young people. • To find out more, follow the link in our bio @ambitiousaboutautism. • • • • • • • • #neurodivistry #autisticpride #autism #schools #education #exclusions #autistickids #autismawareness #WAAM #worldautismawarenessmonth #autismacceptancemonth #inclusion
Autism Junction is Canada’s Online #Autism Service Directory
Whether you are looking for dentists who specialize in patients with autism, financial assistance or funding opportunities or are in need of vocational training, this database has you covered. With a few easy clicks of the mouse, you can navigate your way to services near you.
If you know of a service provider or you yourself provide a service and would like to have the information included in our database, please fill out the online submission form found at autismjunction.ca.
Autism Junction is Canada’s Online #Autism Service Directory Whether you are looking for dentists who specialize in patients with autism, financial assistance or funding opportunities or are in need of vocational training, this database has you covered. With a few easy clicks of the mouse, you can navigate your way to services near you. If you know of a service provider or you yourself provide a service and would like to have the information included in our database, please fill out the online submission form found at autismjunction.ca.
This is a ⭐ GREAT ⭐ reminder for all of us today!! It's so easy to let extrinsic forces determine how we view our selves and our self worth 🗣️ However, it's important to get to the point where acceptance and love ♥️ comes intrinsically!!! If you are dependent on others for acceptance, you will ALWAYS be disappointed 😔---you are never able to please everyone 🤷‍♀️
This is a ⭐ GREAT ⭐ reminder for all of us today!! It's so easy to let extrinsic forces determine how we view our selves and our self worth 🗣️ However, it's important to get to the point where acceptance and love ♥️ comes intrinsically!!! If you are dependent on others for acceptance, you will ALWAYS be disappointed 😔---you are never able to please everyone 🤷‍♀️
Happy World Autism Day ❤️💙💛 There is no cure for autism because autism is not a “disease” it is a disorder. When you look up the definition of the word disorder it reads : “a disrupt in the systematic functioning, or neat arrangement of”. world autism day isn’t about finding a “cure”. It is about awareness. Because with awareness comes acceptance ❤️💙 spread the word spread the love #autism #autismacceptance #autismacceptancemonth #worldautismday #awareness #acceptance #love
Happy World Autism Day ❤️💙💛 There is no cure for autism because autism is not a “disease” it is a disorder. When you look up the definition of the word disorder it reads : “a disrupt in the systematic functioning, or neat arrangement of”. world autism day isn’t about finding a “cure”. It is about awareness. Because with awareness comes acceptance ❤️💙 spread the word spread the love #autism #autismacceptance #autismacceptancemonth #worldautismday #awareness #acceptance #love