Are you aware that there are moons and stars?
Are you aware that there is a theory of relativity?
Are you aware of the music of Mozart?
Are you aware that cars have engines?
Are you aware that houses need careful planning when built so they don’t fall down?
Are you aware that there are creatures living in the sea?
Are you aware that pacemakers help people with heart problems?
Are you aware of Harry Potter?
Are you aware of autism?
Are you expert in: astronomy, physics, music, mechanics, architecture, marine biology, heart surgery, children’s fiction? Do you have in depth knowledge of any of them?
Autism ‘awareness’ – is it really appropriate???
Awareness does not constitute expertise.
Awareness does not signify understanding.
Awareness is not synonymous with acceptance.
We need more than autism ‘awareness’. We need autism understanding and acceptance.