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Autism Awareness, Acceptance And Inclusion In The Workplace

May 05, 2023

April is World Autism Month, a time to recognize the unique perspectives of individuals on the autism spectrum. What once started as a campaign dedicated to awareness is evolving into one focused on acceptance. So, is one right and one wrong? I contend we still need both, especially in the workplace.

"Awareness versus acceptance" has been a debate within the autism community for many years. Awareness was once a necessity due to the lack of available information regarding autism, but many people are now becoming more informed and embracing neurodiversity. A new generation of advocates is pushing for language to evolve alongside it. In this article, I will discuss the history of autism awareness and how the shift toward acceptance and inclusion can open new doors to inclusion for businesses. Read More