In April, we celebrate our autistic community members, including several BSR writers. This week, we have a great essay about the growing shift from "autism awareness" to "autism acceptance". Autism is not a disorder to be cured, self-advocates argue: it's just a variation on the human brain. Why does society fear and stigmatize autism, rather than simply meeting autistic people's needs? Everyone has needs, whether it's glasses, medications, elevators, captions, allergen-free food, or comfortable shoes. Let's just do our best to meet those needs, instead of singling out certain brains or bodies as "wrong".
Other stories this week include some art reviews (Woodmere and Delaware Art Museum), the world-premiere pay no worship at InterAct, and more. Our team has also been working hard behind the scenes on some exciting upcoming events and partnerships, so stay tuned for some spring and summer announcements.