Acceptance comes from a place of understanding. Understanding isn’t generated by soundbites and poster children. Understanding takes work. To accept us, people first need to acknowledge us as individuals-as three dimensional, growing, developed characters. We are not all the same, and we are not but a collection of deficits. Acceptance is seeing that-and seeing that one’s distaste for an autistic person is more likely than not because of “autism.” Awareness tells you that anything objectionable about us is “autism”, but that explanation is clear, simple, and wrong. Acceptance requires facing that which makes you uncomfortable about us, thinking about why it makes you uncomfortable, and confronting any prejudice at the root of that discomfort. To accept us is to make a conscious effort to overcome that prejudice, to recognize that your discomfort with our differences is far more your problem to overcome than ours.
This updated unisex essential fits like a well-loved favorite. Super soft cotton and excellent quality print make one fall in love with it over and over again.
- Retail fit
- 100% Soft cotton (fiber content may vary for different colors)
- Light fabric (4.2 oz/yd² (142 g/m²))
- Tear away label
- Runs true to size