Autistic Pride Day is celebrated annually on June 18th. It is a day to celebrate the autistic community and to promote awareness and acceptance of autism.
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What is autistic pride day?
Autistic Pride Day is celebrated on June 18th. It is a day when people who identify as autistic can celebrate their neurology and feel proud of who they are. This day also serves to raise awareness and acceptance of individuals on the autism spectrum
There are many different activities that people can do to celebrate Autistic Pride Day. Some people choose to wear clothing or accessories that show their pride, such as an “I heart A” shirt or an “Autism Speaks” puzzle piece pin. Others may choose to participate in online or offline events that promote autistic culture and pride. Some people may even use this day as an opportunity to come out as autistic to their friends and family members.
No matter how you choose to celebrate, Autistic Pride Day is a time to appreciate the diversity of the autistic community and show the world that we are proud of who we are!
When is autistic pride day?
Autistic Pride Day is celebrated annually on June 18th. The date was chosen to coincide with the birthday of Temple Grandin, a world-renowned autistic woman who has made significant contributions to the autistic community.
This day is an opportunity for people on the autism spectrum to celebrate their unique neurology and to promote autistic pride. On this day, autistic people and their allies come together to celebrate neurodiversity and to challenge negative stereotypes and misconceptions about autism.
There are many ways to celebrate Autistic Pride Day. Some people choose to wear Autism Speaks puzzle pieces (the symbol of the autism community) or other autistic pride merchandise. Others may choose to participate in online or offline events, such as workshops, panel discussions, or film screenings. Some people may use this day as an opportunity to educate others about autism, while others may simply choose to spend time with loved ones who also identify as autistic. No matter how you choose to celebrate, Autistic Pride Day is a time for all members of the autism community to come together and celebrate our unique neurology!
The history of autistic pride day
Autistic Pride Day celebrated its tenth anniversary on June 18, 2018. The day was founded in 2008 by Jim Sinclair, a leading voice in the autistic self-advocacy movement, as a way to celebrate the neurodiversity of those on the autism spectrum.
Since its inception, Autistic Pride Day has been celebrated all over the world, with events ranging from meetups and rallies to educational workshops and film screenings. The day is an opportunity for autistic people and their allies to come together and celebrate autistic culture and pride.
Autistic Pride Day is typically celebrated with the colors blue, yellow, and purple. Blue represents tranquility and serenity, yellow represents sunshine and happiness, and purple represents royalty and independence. These colors were chosen to represent the strengths and virtues of those on the autism spectrum.
What is the purpose of autistic pride day?
The purpose of autistic pride day is to celebrate the autistic community and to promote acceptance and understanding of autism. This day also provides an opportunity for people to learn more about autism and to become more aware of the challenges that people with autism face.
How can you celebrate autistic pride day?
Autistic Pride Day is celebrated on June 18th every year. It is a day to celebrate the autistic community and to promote acceptance and understanding of autism. There are many ways that you can celebrate Autistic Pride Day. Here are some ideas:
-Educate yourself and others about autism. There is a lot of misinformation about autism out there. Take some time to learn the facts and share them with others.
-Celebrate the diversity of the autistic community. There is no one “type” of autism. We are all unique and individual.
-Support autistic-owned businesses and organizations. Make a point of patronizing businesses that are owned by or employ people on the autism spectrum.
-Spread the word about autistic pride day on social media and in your local community. Help others to learn about and celebrate this special day!
Janice is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Special Education. She also holds a Master of Science in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) from Queen’s University, Belfast. She has worked with and case managed children and youth with autism and other intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in home and residential setting since 2013.