autism awareness

Autism Awareness


This blog post will be updated as I find or receive more information of Autism Awareness to share with you. I have come across or met someone that is autistic. Even though the autism spectrum is wide, each one is special. There are a lot of stigmas that are associated with it. The whole point of this blog post is to educate others to rid of those stigmas, help inspire / motivate someone and to provide support for others.

Education

Here’s some information that I found or was shared with me:

What Is Autism?

https://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism

http://autismsciencefoundation.org/what-is-autism/

http://www.autism-society.org/what-is/

Myths about Autism

https://www.autismspeaks.org/node/113471

Myths and Facts

http://www.autism.org.uk/about/what-is/myths-facts-stats.aspx

Encouragement

Blog posts and videos of amazing people living with or around autism:




Support

Ways you can show your support towards others:

My friend Shawna has a GoFundme page to help with the cost of her son’s service dog, Appa. The dog has helped not just him but also the whole family. Its a wonderful story and I encourage you to check it out. I have also designed two items that all profits from are donated towards helping her out. You can click on the images below to find out more.

 

If you have anything to add to this and would like to be part of this blog post, feel free to email me at info@bestowingfire.com or leave it in the comment section below. Until my next blog post…. Share. Inspire. Conquer.


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2 Comments

  • Rebecca Patajac (#)
    April 12th, 2017

    You’ve compiled a great collection of resources here. Though I’d like to add that the prominence of females with autism is growing also, because awareness and understanding is changing. I was diagnosed this year, after my daughter was last year, and I believe quite a few females in my family have gone undiagnosed all their life also.

    And the true difference between high functioning and low functioning, is an intellectual disability. All of the social and sensory struggles are the same intensity, it’s just that high functioning individuals know they’ll be ridiculed for meltdowns so learn to mask it and pretend like they’re okay.

    • Thomas Ives (#)
      April 13th, 2017

      Thank you for sharing your thought. I will work on finding info / videos that also includes females with autism.

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