@RE Puzzle pieces being seen as offensive in the autistic community
Firstly they, as well as the colour blue to represent autism, are heavily linked with the organisation Autism Speaks, which often doesn't appear to have the best interest in mind and are looking for a cure, rather than a better understandig of autistic people. Also most, if not all of their representatives/heads are allistic. There's videos out there, that go into better detail than I can right now. Two I can think of right now are "The Horror of Autism Speaks" by illuminaughtii and "Mr Enter on Autism Speaks" by TheMysteriousMrEnter.
The puzzle piece as a symbol was also invented by someone allistic, to represent, how autistic people were puzzling to allistic people. There's also a variety of other unfavourable interpretations and implications, i.e. that autistic people have to fit into society as we know it, that there is something missing from them, that would make them 'properly human' etc.
This is a super pretty bracelet design! I know this is supposed to be for autism awareness, but a lot of the comments say that it’s offensive to them so I might just use this cause I love the art/design 🙂
My brother has autism and I don’t find this offensive, I would ask my brother but he doesn’t like to talk about it. After learning a few social cues things were easier, but the best thing to not be offensive is to not make rude comments or assume and to not baby or manipulate people with autism just because they are different.
This pattern is so pretty !!!! I'm gonna make this one now! Fun Fact -- This year i had to do a short story for my class and it was about two kids who where "magically" sucked into this puzzle. So when they were in the puzzle they had to find the missing piece of the puzzle before they could leave. And then just to be annoying I ended it with a cliffhanger! And i have been looking for a pattern that goes with the theme of my short story and i think i found it!