Reblogging a Post from My Nonprofit, The Youth Legacy Foundation

I started a nonprofit several years ago, called The Youth Legacy Foundation. Here is a recent blog post that includes a link to our most recent e-newsletter. Lots of updates, for example, an upcoming presentation at the U of MN! I invite you to browse the website, which is rich in resources geared toward empowerment and inclusion of youth with disabilities. Click here to check it out…..

When Awareness Harms

Emma's Hope Book

Let’s talk about needing green minds, eager thinking, waiting for butter to spread onto toast.  Let’s talk about excitable pink ideas, ah-ha moments of lovely surprise filling the cavernous space of other understanding.  Now we can behave differently.

None of wisdom’s stars ached for commonly held beliefs without questioning them all.

Have you asked yourself whether the awareness campaigns are helping?

What exactly have they made you aware of?

Does your newly found awareness help you understand an Autistic person?

How so?

What about Autistic neurology?

Do you believe you understand what the brightest minds in the world admit they are baffled by?

How about treating Autistic people the way you would hope to be treated?

I vote for love and laughter.

Laughing in Red Laughing in Red

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