Blue Lights are fine but how about this instead?

Blue lights are fine. Understanding that many autistic people “mask” (pretend to be neurotypical) for YOUR comfort is more important. Masking is exhausting and stressful and can be painful.

Blue lights are fine. Respecting the wishes of an autistic person who does not wish to be touched is better.

Blue lights are fine. Understanding that sensory overwhelm can cause an autistic person to become nonverbal or shut down is completely more important.

Blue lights are fine. Not demanding eye contact is better.

Blue lights are fine. Understanding that meltdowns are not tantrums is better.

Blue lights are fine. Understanding that comorbid conditions can affect ASD presentation is much more important.

Blue lights are fine. Understanding that Rainman and Sheldon Cooper are fictional characters is better.

Blue lights are fine. Friends who stick around are better.

Blue lights are fine. Recognizing that autistic girls and women may present differently than autistic boys is better.

Blue lights are fine. People who understand that behavior is communication are better.

Blue lights are fine. Schools that don’t think Autism goes away in high school are better.

Blue lights are fine. Insurance that covers sensory integration therapy, aba, speech, OT, and PT would be better.

Blue lights are fine. Reliable respite care is better.

Blue lights are fine. A tax credit for parents raising kids with disabilities would be better.

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