Autism Acceptance Month – April is Autism Acceptance Month. During Autism Acceptance Month, we promote acceptance and celebrate autistic people as family members, friends, classmates, co-workers, and community members who make valuable contributions to our world. We do this by sharing positive, respectful, and accurate information about autism and autistic people via our fact sheets, resource pages, and PSAs, sharing the voices and stories of autistic people, and engaging the broader community in new and thoughtful conversations about autism.
The Disability Community Day of Mourning – For the last five years, ASAN, ADAPT, AAPD, Not Dead Yet, the National Council on Independent Living, the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund, The Arc, and other disability rights organizations have come together at local vigils across the country to mourn people with disabilities who were killed by their parents or caregivers. During the rest of the year, ASAN works to bring awareness to these tragedies, demand justice and equal protection under the law for all people with disabilities, and prevent further murders.