#RedInstead ~ Autism Acceptance / Appreciation Month

the silent wave

Someday, as I type my ideas for blog posts out on my mobile, the Auto-Suggest feature won’t anticipate “Awareness” or “Disorder” when I type “Autism”, it won’t predict that my next word after “acceptance” will be “speech” or “letter”, and when I’ve typed the “M” after “Acceptance”, it won’t assume that my next word will be “Money”.

Someday, as I google “Red Instead”, the search returns won’t be led by links to technology companies or (seriously?) feminine napkin parodies (don’t ask; I didn’t click.  Just Say No, and all that).

Someday, when we google “red instead”, links to blogs and truly-Asperger’s/autism-friendly advocacy organizations will dominate the cyber-search landscape.

It will be then that we’ve truly arrived.

But the landscape isn’t exactly bleak.  Indeed, we’re making inroads now, laying down the early foundation with grassroots movements, pioneered by individuals tweeting Twitter hashtags.

It’s happening.  Maybe not all over the world yet…

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