This is how I feel too. Incredibly blue. Actually an awesome choice of colour when you think about where “they” decided to go with it.
A friend who is autistic and is a parent of a child on the spectrum asked if I would share her words about blue, Autism Awareness Day and how it makes her feel.
I have nothing of value to add about Autism Awareness Day, but she does. She asked to remain anonymous. I offer her words as she sent them to me, unedited.
bluePeople have said that it doesn’t matter how you raise awareness, as long as you do. I disagree. Autistic people, their families and friends have spent a long time fighting stigma and spreading helpful information, true “awareness”, while other groups have spread fear, lies and hatred.That group started a campaign for World Autism Awareness Day called “Light it up Blue.” They sold lightbulbs, put blue on their facebook profiles and generally just sent a lot oftraffic to their own site, to push their own agenda…
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