The problem with autism acceptance…


the silent wave

Autism Awareness Month is almost over.

Does that mean that the rest of the world will revert back to a state of unawareness on May 1st?

I hope not, but…

1 – I’m pretty sure that if people are indeed more aware, they won’t be as obvious about it. Maybe that’s a good thing, or maybe it’s not;

2 – Maybe I would prefer the world to revert back to their March 31st level of awareness. Because maybe the awareness gained during this month is counterproductive, irrelevant, and/or even harmful.

Awareness is a moot point anyway, for a few reasons.

1 – It might be a simple increased awareness of the wrong thing. I don’t want the world to be even more aware of the stereotypes. That only results in more division, more misconceptions, and more resistance work to do from our end.

2 – Awareness doesn’t automatically lead to…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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