• Miriam Zizook, LCSW

Autism *Acceptance* Month

Every year in early April you may begin to see social media posts and campaigns about Autism awareness and autism acceptance. Many Autistic people reject the idea of autism awareness, and advocate for autism acceptance instead. Advocates argue that “awareness” can be harmful because it emphasizes differences and is often used to promote organizations who research ways to cure autism or make autistic people more “normal.” Autism acceptance on the other hand celebrates the contributions of Autistic individuals. If you want to celebrate Autism Acceptance month here are some great ways to do that:

Happy Autism *acceptance* month!

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Miriam Zizook, LCSW Miriam is a licensed certified social worker with a master’s degree in social work from Boston College. Her style is friendly, pragmatic, and goal oriented. She believes everyone has the right to emotional health, and that no two paths toward wellbeing look alike. From her work as a designer and maker, Miriam uses creative troubleshooting as she helps clients identify and achieve the change they are hoping for. She invests in the outcomes her clients seek and actively facilitates a process to leverage strengths, insights, and possibilities towards those outcomes.

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