I find that more than a few advocates for autism are intimidating. I think it's the hypercritical and zealous nature of some of them. I believe in a gentler approach to 'educating'/'raising awareness of' being ND/mentally ill/physically disabled.
Some or my work within children's mental health services concerns raising awareness and advocacy. Interestingly my NT colleagues take a more robust line that I do. I generally tend to avoid confrontation and when I do need to disagree or take issue with someone I prefer to remain calm and logical.