SHE CAME IN THROUGH THE BATHROOM WINDOW

A chronicling of bullshit by Emily: an Oregonian, a lover of cats, baking, and horror; but above all, a thespian.
This is Davey. Recently, Corvallis, where Oregon State University lives, it snowed like crazy- 5 inches out of no where. This is us walking to school on that very first day of snow (Dec. 6th), trying to keep warm. I’m wearing my momma’s scarf. We’ve been together almost eleven months and we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. ;)

This is Davey. Recently, Corvallis, where Oregon State University lives, it snowed like crazy- 5 inches out of no where. This is us walking to school on that very first day of snow (Dec. 6th), trying to keep warm. I’m wearing my momma’s scarf. We’ve been together almost eleven months and we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. ;)

girljanitor:



WHY ACCEPTANCE?
What is autism acceptance?
Autism acceptance means embracing and valuing autistic people as autistic people instead of being afraid of us, having low expectations, or trying to find a way to make us not autistic.
Why should I accept autistic people?
The Americans With Disabilities Act of says “disability is a natural part of the human experience.” Autism is a natural part of the human experience, and autistic people are members of our community, citizens, friends, family members, and fellow humans. Accepting autistic people is about honoring human diversity and making sure that everyone and is included, valued, and contributing in our society.
Why should I care about autism acceptance?
1 in 88 people are autistic. You probably know an autistic person. Autism acceptance means you want us around. What does acceptance look like? Autism acceptance looks different to different people in different contexts. At its heart, autism acceptance is about accepting autistic people, instead of being afraid of us, having low expectations, or trying to find a way to make us not autistic. That might look like
inclusive education helping your child or your friend learn to use their AAC device
fighting stigma and stereotypes about autism and autistic people
hiring an autistic person to work for you at the same wage as a comparable non-autistic person
snapping your fingers instead of clapping for applause so your autistic coworker isn’t hurt by the noise
or making sure autistic people are included and respected in your community and that your community is accessible to us.
 Acceptance is not passive tolerance. Acceptance is an action. ·
Doesn’t acceptance mean no therapies, no education, no intervention, just letting my kid stay where they are forever? Isn’t acceptance passive?
No! Acceptance is not passive. Acceptance is an action. Acceptance means doing everything you can so that your autistic child will grow up into the best autistic adult they can be, supporting your autistic friends in a world that is not designed for us, and working to make our world a better, more inclusive, safer place for autistic people of all ages and abilities.April is Autism Acceptance Month.
-ASAN press release

girljanitor:

WHY ACCEPTANCE?

What is autism acceptance?

Autism acceptance means embracing and valuing autistic people as autistic people instead of being afraid of us, having low expectations, or trying to find a way to make us not autistic.

Why should I accept autistic people?

The Americans With Disabilities Act of says “disability is a natural part of the human experience.” Autism is a natural part of the human experience, and autistic people are members of our community, citizens, friends, family members, and fellow humans. Accepting autistic people is about honoring human diversity and making sure that everyone and is included, valued, and contributing in our society.

Why should I care about autism acceptance?

1 in 88 people are autistic. You probably know an autistic person. Autism acceptance means you want us around. What does acceptance look like? Autism acceptance looks different to different people in different contexts. At its heart, autism acceptance is about accepting autistic people, instead of being afraid of us, having low expectations, or trying to find a way to make us not autistic. That might look like

  • inclusive education helping your child or your friend learn to use their AAC device
  • fighting stigma and stereotypes about autism and autistic people
  • hiring an autistic person to work for you at the same wage as a comparable non-autistic person
  • snapping your fingers instead of clapping for applause so your autistic coworker isn’t hurt by the noise
  • or making sure autistic people are included and respected in your community and that your community is accessible to us.

Acceptance is not passive tolerance. Acceptance is an action. ·

Doesn’t acceptance mean no therapies, no education, no intervention, just letting my kid stay where they are forever? Isn’t acceptance passive?

No! Acceptance is not passive. Acceptance is an action. Acceptance means doing everything you can so that your autistic child will grow up into the best autistic adult they can be, supporting your autistic friends in a world that is not designed for us, and working to make our world a better, more inclusive, safer place for autistic people of all ages and abilities.

April is Autism Acceptance Month.

-ASAN press release

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“oh, there are pictures.. I keep them where I need the most cheering up.”

For those who don’t know the story behind this:

Before Maggie was born, Homer Simpson worked at the Nuclear Plant because he needed the money to pay for all the debt. Once Homer Simpson finally payed the debt, he quit his job to work at his dream job at the bowling alley. When Homer Simpson found out that Marge was pregnant with Maggie, he became depressed that he had to quit his job at the bowling alley because the salary couldn’t support them. When Homer Simpson begged Mr. Burns for his old life back, he put a plaque that reads “Don’t Forget: You’re Here Forever.” When Maggie was born, Homer instantly fell in love with her. When Lisa asked Homer where did all Maggie’s baby pictures went, Homer explains that he keeps it where he needs it the most.

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