“Awareness is not enough. It’s time that people actually KNOW what Autism is. One community voice, one message, millions of perspectives. April 2, 2011 [World Autism Awareness Day]” –Stuart Duncan
His message is simple, but powerful. “On April 2nd, 2011 [World Autism Awareness Day], we will tell the world, in one strong, united voice, that we will no longer accept that people simply be aware of Autism. It’s time that they know what Autism is.”
We couldn’t agree more. It is time for an upgrade in Autism Awareness and promote not only awareness, but understanding and acceptance too. We personally believe that if people educate themselves, really understand it, and accept it, whatever ‘it’ may be, that that person becomes a better person for it.
So, what’s the message? An excerpt from Stuart’s blog entry about this reads:
“A common message, shared by all, uniting the entire community in a single voice. That message? Awareness is not enough. People have to KNOW what Autism is. A unique perspective on what Autism is to you. Your experiences, your story. No matter how beautiful or ugly, whether you see Autism as a gift or a cure... you tell the world what Autism is to you.”
Bubbles Make Him Smile was created to Help Bryce Defeat Autism Now. Our goal is to defeat the lack of knowledge and misunderstanding people have about autism, while promoting autism acceptance and awareness by sharing our lives with you and experiences as people who love someone with autism. That’s why we at BubblesMakeHimSmile.com proudly support the Awareness Is Not Enough campaign and strongly urge you to become involved in anyway you possibly can. Please visit Stuart Duncan’s Facebook page for all the details of how you can participate.
Thanks for reading,
Bryce, Tanaya, and Daniel