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Turning Pointe Autism Foundation: Be accepting year round


by Marina Romanelli

Autism Acceptance. What is Autism Acceptance month? We chose that word because we need not only to be aware that there are autistic people in our families, but accept that they are who they are. The autistic community is accepting of “normal” people and it makes me wonder can “normal” people be accepting?

We need to accept all their eccentricities and their struggles to use that knowledge. Our communities would be so much more communal. Meaning those families could go to event’s and not be ostracized, not stared at, or judged harshly. Their autistic child could be playing with another child who is considered “normal.”

This April Turning Pointe has several new things to check out.

  • April 6 is an Autism, Emergencies, and First Responders webinar that starts at noon
  • April 13 is a Legal and Financial planning for special needs webinar at noon and 6:30PM
  • April 20 is Autism and Inclusion in the Workplace webinar at noon
  • April 23 is Service Saturday at Turning Pointe Autism Foundation from 9AM-noon

Also, this month, check out my new blog.

(www.turningpointeautismfoundation.org/marinas-blog) My blog officially appeared online on March 16.

I share my experiences, with being an autistic employee, daughter, friend and human. My first article is about what autism means to me. I talk about other things among autism, I also put my own fun twist on things. I highly encourage you to check it out. Not to toot my own horn, but toot-toot. The articles are very good and highlight what Turning Pointe has done for me, but for others as well. In all, embrace your friends with autism. I encourage you to hang out with them and learn just a little more about their world.

They will thank you for it.

Updated Post, April 5, 2022 / During the first meeting of the Naperville City Council in April, Councilman Ian Holzhauer read a Mayoral Proclamation regarding recognition of Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

In attendance were professionals from organizations that have made a difference in the community, including Ray Graham Association, Little Friends, Giant Steps, Turning Pointe Autism Foundation, School Districts 203 and 204, Linden Oaks, Western DuPage Special Recreation Association and Naperville Park District. (PN Photo)


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Turning Pointe Autism Foundationhttp://turningpointeautismfoundation.org/
Established in 2007 to raise the quality of educational supports for children and young adults with autism, Turning Pointe Autism Foundation creates best practice learning environments to increase independence, improve communication and socially appropriate behaviors.

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