Autistic Pride Day – June 18th
There is more than one ‘PRIDE’ celebration in June. Whilst the world joins together to recognise and celebrate the month long LGBT+ PRIDE, June 18th marks Autistic Pride Day.
Created and first celebrated in 2005 by Aspies for Freedom, Autistic Pride Day was modelled on the gay pride movement and sets out to recognise the importance of pride for autistic people, its role in bringing about positive changes in broader society and to celebrate neurodiversity.
Due to lockdown restrictions it has not been possible to organise physical events so, just like last year, groups and individuals have joined forces with the Autistic Pride Alliance to create an online event that is ‘open to everybody from anywhere’.
Last year’s online event was held on Zoom and streamed through YouTube, it saw speakers from all over the world and you can view some speeches from the day on the Autistic Pride Alliance YouTube channel here.
For more background information on Autistic Pride, you can read a speech given by organiser Joseph Redford at London Autistic Pride 2019 here.
For more information on Autism, Autism Pride Day, local and national support groups and organisations please see below.
Autism Pride Day
Local and National Autism Organisations
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