Autism Acceptance Month

by | Apr 10, 2023 | News | 0 comments

The Autism Awareness Ribbon – what does it mean? The puzzle ribbon was adopted in 1999 as the universal sign of autism awareness. The puzzle pattern reflects the complexity of the autism spectrum. The different colors and shapes represent the diversity of the people and families living with the condition.

One year ago today, Autism Awareness Month was re-designated Autism Acceptance Month. The terminology change is small but significant and powerful. Awareness is knowing that something is happening. Accepting means intentionally creating a space for inclusion and belonging. In this instance, accepting a person with autism would look like including them in activities within your community and helping them to develop and connect with others in the environment. By doing this, we create a world where people with autism feel empowered and can live fully.

Throughout the month, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated will share information on how our society can become more inclusive for those living on the spectrum.