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Do you think the world portrays Autism in a bad light?
Yes 74%  74%  [ 50 ]
No 10%  10%  [ 7 ]
Maybe 16%  16%  [ 11 ]
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KenG
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23 Jan 2013, 9:29 am

Chloe33 wrote:
An Autism Pride Parade sounds like a good idea, however in reality it would be a nightmare for all those suffering from sensory and various issues
I participated in several Autistic Pride parades. Participants took care not to walk too close to each other, so there was no accidental touching. Some participants, who were hypersensitive to sound, wore noise-blocking headphones. Overall, it worked fine even for participants with strong sensory issues.
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In my mind an Autism Pride Parade would be for all ages. Yet some of us have trouble being in crowds, and a lot of meltdowns would likely occur
The Autistic Pride parades I participated in included participants of many ages, including a few babies and some rather old people. I only witnessed a few meltdowns, and they didn't interfere with the success of the parades.


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24 Jan 2013, 10:13 am

KenG wrote:
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I think an Autsim Pride Parade is a great idea and it's also long overdue. There should be an Autism Pride Parade in every city of the world on the 1st of April.
Autistic Pride Parade should take place on Autistic Pride Day (18th June):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autistic_Pride_Day

We've celebrated autistic pride day here in Helsinki for years. One year we actually had an autism pride parade. It created a bit of controversy in our aspie community and we haven't done it since.



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24 Jan 2013, 11:38 am

Heidi80 wrote:
We've celebrated autistic pride day here in Helsinki for years.
Helsinki?
Did either Heta, Lua, or Jan-Mikael came along?
(I've known Heta online and I've met Lua and Jan-Mikael at Autscape)
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One year we actually had an autism pride parade. It created a bit of controversy in our aspie community and we haven't done it since.
You should do it again.


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04 Feb 2013, 5:29 am

We need one in San Francisco!


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28 Feb 2013, 6:02 pm

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makeovers would need to be available to make sure no one has a serial killer/Meghan's law look to them.


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09 Mar 2013, 8:18 pm

On a personal level I despise parades. They're loud, obnoxious and overtly social - exactly what you need to get attention and change ideas. Other than that, I don't really have a huge amount to say. I'd definitely like to see some way of communicating what autism actually is to the majority of people who clearly lack understanding of it.



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09 Mar 2013, 8:31 pm

Urist wrote:
On a personal level I despise parades. They're loud, obnoxious and overtly social - exactly what you need to get attention and change ideas. Other than that, I don't really have a huge amount to say. I'd definitely like to see some way of communicating what autism actually is to the majority of people who clearly lack understanding of it.


I think a parade would be better suited to a) "Showing the flag", that neuro-diversity exists, and b)raising awareness of Aspie organizations with those who might be interested in joining/supporting them.


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11 Mar 2013, 9:23 am

John_Browning wrote:
makeovers would need to be available to make sure no one has a serial killer/Meghan's law look to them.


Morph suits would increase our stats.

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Around Halloween 2012, a psychologist noted increased confidence and social skills in children wearing the outfits, and an "overall calming effect" in children with autism.



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15 Mar 2013, 11:50 pm

I might be interested but in reality don't think I could, See the thing is this kind of thing sounds like a place I won't fit in. Especially since I am in love with the autism awareness ribbon and make a point to wear it for April.i have loved it since the first day I saw it. It fir me so well and it saddens me greatly that people take offence to it. You see for me the piece sy alive how I see this world as a great puzzle. And yes that autism is puzzling. The truth is to me all people are puzzling too. I also love how unique it is. I don't know I geuss I'm a bad autistic but the ribbon is very special to me<3

I also LOVE the organization that created it. The autism society of America is a great organization!! !! I really like them a lot to. I think autism speaks has done a lot to damage the view of the puzzle piece. What most don't know is the multi colored puzzle ribbon is from the autism society of America and they have a nice explanation for it.

So I geuss the issue is I wouldn't fit in :/

I'm proud of who I am and proud of the ribbon


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16 Mar 2013, 11:57 am

I have to admit I don't understand the above post. Was this posted in the correct thread?


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