Autism Awareness Month
As we enter Autism Awareness Month, many do so with a lot of enthusiasm and want to know how they can support the autistic people in their lives. I wanted to take the opportunity to address my opinions are hot-button, important topics, because it is an area that many have no idea is an issue. Language is powerful and we need to make a shift in how we speak about autistic individuals in order to give them the respect that every human being deserves, while also recognizing that there are popular hurtful images and organizations that people think are helpful.
I will cover the following topics: Language, Functioning Labels, Logos/Symbols, & Organizations. If you want to learn more about ways to support the autistic community during Autism Awareness Month or support to be supportive of the Neurodivesity Movement check out my blog on Remy's Rainbows about Autism Awareness Month!
Corinne is a wash-a-shore who grew up on Long Island, NY, but spent summers and vacations here on the Cape in Brewster. She moved to the Cape, full- time, shortly after college in 2000, and eventually settled in Falmouth in 2014, with her husband Rob. She is mom to her incredible autistic 6 –year-old son, Remy, stepmother to twins, William and Samantha, and eldest, Sophie who are all now young adults. Corinne is also a local community theatre director and actor and whose work on, and offstage, has been seen throughout the Cape. She also enjoys; knitting, crocheting, painting, reading, cooking and baking in her free time. In early 2018, her son Remy started on an artistic journey creating stunning images through fluid art. Corinne and her husband started “Remy’s Rainbows,” as a way to share Remy’s talents, as well as their unique journey with autism. You can follow their journey at www.remysrainbows.com and they can be found on FB, Twitter, Instagram and Etsy @remysrainbows.
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