Why Do we need autism acceptance?
Rather than raising awareness for autism, which does little to help autistic people, we should be advocating for autism acceptance.
Autism acceptance means accepting autistic people for who they are rather than trying to force them to act normal. It means finding ways to make life more accessible for autistic people.
We have to value and embrace autism.
Watch Temple Grandin talk about what it's like to be autistic.
Meet our son lukas
We like to call Lukas our little inspector. He can find the flaw in any inanimate object. (Trust me when we tell you, EVERYTHING has a flaw.) He loves being tickled and rough housing with his older brother Collin and Dad. We think he understands about four other languages due to his fascination of watching Youtube videos in several other languages. He's very loving and enjoys eating cheeseburgers, pizza and grilled cheese sandwiches. His favorite desserts are chocolate chip cookies and honey buns. He definitely has a mind of his own and is very independent. He was diagnosed with the autism disorder at the age of 3. We know that he is quite intelligent but has very limited speech. Despite his disability, Lukas is very outgoing, happy, and curious with things that engage him.
Organizations to support
At Blue Eyed Blinds, a portion of our profits will be donated to support further research, advocacy, understanding symptoms & behavior.
If you want to donate to an organization that helps autistic people consider one of these autistic/disabled organizations: