For this year’s World Autism Acceptance Day, I made these fifty pictures and shared them to Autistic Not Weird’s Facebook page [all links open in new tabs].
For those who don’t already follow it, or want to share them all from one easy place, here are all fifty of them in the same place! Enjoy.
Happy Autism Acceptance Day, everyone! Here’s another link to Autistic Not Weird’s Facebook page, and for those who feel like my work is worth supporting, here’s a link to my Patreon page and its rewards/thank-yous for my supporters.
Chris Bonnello / Captain Quirk
(N.B. A lot of the pictures were adapted from a similar string of pictures I made in 2017, but trust me- they were worth remaking. Partly because I phrase things differently now, partly because perceptions about autism have shifted a little, and partly because the Autistic Not Weird logo no longer has tiny puzzle pieces in it. Advocacy is about growth, and learning your way out of misconceptions.)-
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