World Autism Acceptance Month-Moving Into Acceptance
Posted on 9/7/2021 by Weideman Pediatric & Orthodontics
|For the first time ever, April 2021 will be recognized as “Autism Acceptance Month” rather than the traditional “Autism Awareness Month”. The Autism Society of America and other leading disability organizations are urging our community and media to use the word acceptance in place of awareness. The movement serves as a call for improved support in education, employment, accessible housing, and inclusive healthcare. The word “acceptance” represents the ability for individuals with autism to live fully in all areas of life. According to Christopher Banks, President and CEO of the Autism Society of America, acceptance is one of the hardest barriers for individuals and families affected by autism. Using a rhetoric of integration has the potential to help weave neurodiversity into our social fabric and everyday life. Cheers to celebrating differences!
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Tell your dentist what helps you or your child feel calm and comfortable.
Engaging in a distraction during your visit.
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Engage in clinical rehearsals if necessary.
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