So it’s World Autism Awareness Month again!

Those who follow Autistic Not Weird’s Facebook page [links open in new tabs] will know that I often use the occasion to upload a ton of picture posts- not just to spread awareness but to encourage autism acceptance too.

This year, instead of uploading facts about autism like I have in the past, I started an album called “Fifty ways to help autistic people“. And, as promised, here they are in one big album outside of Facebook.

I’m keeping this intro short, because there’s fifty things in here to digest already. So without further ado, here we go!

 

Fifty ways to help autistic people

(Because of copy-paste theft websites, I’ve had to disable right-clicking across Autistic Not Weird. If you want to share these, here’s the link to the full album on Facebook. Of course, sharing this article works just as well.)

 

So that’s it for this year!

Oh wait, no it’s not. Autism (and more importantly, autistic people) exist for the rest of the year too, so I will be joining the wider autism community in advocating to improve the lives of autistic people wherever we can.

To those who want more, feel free to join us on Autistic Not Weird’s Facebook page. And since writing for Autistic Not Weird is now literally my job, take a look at what’s available on here’s my Patreon page for those we feel able to support my work (in exchange for some nice rewards).

 

Take care,

Chris Bonnello / Captain Quirk

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4 Responses

  1. Kelly Glen

    These are all great ways to help people. Many of them I can relate to myself after going 40 years before being diagnosed.
    Thank you.

    Reply
  2. Jtam

    #7. My 10 year old son /loves/ being “neuro-atypical” and doesn’t like any form of the word “autism”.

    Reply

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