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13 Autistic People Share What Autism Acceptance Means to Them

April is Autism Acceptance Month, and here at The Mighty, we want to amplify the most important voices in the conversation — those of autistic people. We asked the autistic folks in our community to share what autism acceptance means to them. Here’s what they had to say.

Responses have been lightly edited for clarity.

1. “I would like everyone to know that all individuals with autism are unique and special in their own way. Autism acceptance to me means being comfortable with who you are and accepting yourself completely.” — Keara Farnan

2. “The thing I want people to know [this month and every month] is that we aren’t broken. There is absolutely nothing wrong with us. Our brains are wired slightly differently from the Neurotypical

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