World Autism Awareness Day 2015!

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Autism Fact:

People with autism have difficulty understanding and predicting other people’s intentions and

behaviour, and imagining situations that are outside their own routine. This can mean they carry out

a narrow, repetitive range of activities. A lack of social imagination should not be confused with lack

of imagination. Many people with autism are very creative.

The eighth annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2015.

Every year, autism organizations around the world celebrate the day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events including our amazing host RJ Scott.

With 1 in 100 people affected by Autism in this day and age, it is amazing to find that there are still so many people who are unaware or ignorant to just how serious this disability is. It’s also surprising to find that quite a number of people have a skewed sense of what it means to suffer from Autism, or that there are varied forms of Autism. That is why every year I put my hand up to join our wonderful host RJ Scott in helping spread the word.

For me, it’s personal. My little sister, whilst being blind, intellectually disabled and epileptic, is also Autistic. It’s as she gets older that her Autism becomes more apparent, and its reactions from others towards her that reinforce that need to spread awareness. My sister relies heavily on her routine, she relies heavily on our mum, and most importantly understanding. So please, stop by all the blogs participating in this event, and yes there are giveaways, but please make sure you learn something new. Even if it is as simple as understanding that what you may see as a tantrum, is really fear and confusion.

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More children then ever before are being diagnosed with Autism, but this isn’t because the disability is growing, more that we are finally becoming aware. With awareness we can understand, protect and care.

For more information check out Autism Spectrum Australia

http://www.autismspectrum.org.au/

Did you know that 2 April is World Autism Awareness Day? Aspect is celebrating on Thursday 2 April by going colourful for autism! Join the celebration by wearing your brightest colours, making multi-coloured cupcakes and don’t forget your badges! Make sure you share your photos on your social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram etc) with #coloursforautism

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Check the site for details of events and fundraising.

Make sure you stop by to read up on RJ’s blog here.

GIVEAWAY

As a small token of appreciation tin helping spread awareness for Autism, I am doing a giveaway. Just simply click on the image below and follow the prompts to enter. 😀

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9 thoughts on “World Autism Awareness Day 2015!

  1. I have a friend who has an autistic son and works very hard at finding him the best programs to learn in and spends a lot of time working with him herself. She’s very strong.

  2. Thank you for sharing and for the great information. I’m always amazed by how prevalent it is and how hard it is to get a diagnosis and help.

  3. Hi Jess, thank you for being part of this educational blog tour for Autism awareness and understanding. I have learnt quite a lot and I have another fact for you 1/42 of those diagnosed on this wide and varied spectrum are male (this is a fact based on UK statistics).

  4. Hi I am sorry my statistics are a bit wonky, I realised I typed it out wrong doh! Okay lets start again, over 40% of children with autism are bullied at school and 1/100 of the UK population are diagnosed somewhere on the autism spectrum. There is a possible environmental link but also a link to genetics, so autism maybe inherited and can run in families.

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