Contributed by Sarah of the Neurodiversity and Autism Acceptance group at Skidmore College
Our advocacy booth for Autism Acceptance Month was really successful! It was held on April 14th at Skidmore College, and was led by a few different groups, most notably Signmore (the campus' brand new sign language club) and Bystander Intervention (a group dedicated to stopping bullying).
Most of the people leading the table were neurodivergent in some way (autistic, ADHD, etc.) or a part of the Deaf community (from the sign language club). We gave out lots of information and people seemed very interested to learn.
The stim toys were a big draw to the table; everyone wanted to play with them! Hopefully, this will lead to people challenging thier msconceptions about autistic people. Thanks to Stimtastic for helping it get off the ground!