Autism Awareness Month is almost over.
Does that mean that the rest of the world will revert back to a state of unawareness on May 1st?
I hope not, but…
1 – I’m pretty sure that if people are indeed more aware, they won’t be as obvious about it. Maybe that’s a good thing, or maybe it’s not;
2 – Maybe I would prefer the world to revert back to their March 31st level of awareness. Because maybe the awareness gained during this month is counterproductive, irrelevant, and/or even harmful.
Awareness is a moot point anyway, for a few reasons.
1 – It might be a simple increased awareness of the wrong thing. I don’t want the world to be even more aware of the stereotypes. That only results in more division, more misconceptions, and more resistance work to do from our end.
2 – Awareness doesn’t automatically lead to…
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