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Celebrating Disability Pride Month!

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In honor of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), which was passed in July of 1990 to help protect the rights of people with autism and other disabilities, Autism Speaks is proud to dedicate this edition of E-Speaks in celebration of Disability Pride Month!

Read what Disability Pride Month means to three people on the spectrum and why raising awareness and striving for equality are important to them. Join us in recognizing White Castle’s innovative Round-Up fundraising campaign in support of the Autism Speaks mission and the people and families in our community and learn what the campaign means to one employee. Lastly, discover how people in the autism community are using social media to become better friends, employees and advocates.

Why we celebrate Disability Pride Month

Why we celebrate Disability Pride Month

Hear from Dorian C., 34, Alexandra R., 16, and Brian C., 37, who open up about their personal connections to the autism community and why it’s important we recognize Disability Pride Month and everything it stands for.

White Castle encourages diners to round up in support of Autism Speaks

White Castle encourages diners to round up in support of Aut

Along with serving up their famous fresh-to-order sliders to diners across the country, White Castle has been fundraising in support of Autism Speaks and the millions of people in the autism community as part of their “Castle Shares” initiative for more than a decade. Meet one long-time store manager in St. Louis who is going above and beyond to support the cause.

Safely show your pride with these social media tips for adults on the spectrum

Safely show your pride with these social media tips for adul

Social media offers many benefits to the autistic community! Hear from autistic people about how connecting with friends, family and colleagues online has allowed them to find their voice, receive support and advocate for themselves and others.

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