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Sponsored by: The Autism Site

World Autism Awareness Day is April 2nd, and it's the perfect time to help increase awareness about issues concerning autism.

Autism affects people from all nations, of all colors, in all geographic regions. And the occurrences of autism are only increasing. Caring for individuals with autism as well as educating others about its realities have proven tremendous goals, but we can all make a difference by creating more awareness around this condition.

For example, did you know that some with autism are highly artistic, or exhibit heightened memorization abilities, or are extremely adept with miniscule details?

Shedding some of the stereotypes and reinforcing the facts are a great way to honor World Autism Day. Please sign our pledge, and in the comments section, let us know something you'd like others to be aware of about autism.

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Petition Signatures


Dec 2, 2016 Jessica Johnson
Nov 27, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Nov 20, 2016 Tracy Morjal
Nov 20, 2016 Leonard Oleson My Grandson has Autism, and is the Sweetest most kind person I know. BUT to show what people of trust do to children with Autism INCLUDING School Teachers Do a search on " Nutter Fork Primary School Teacher " in West Virginia. It is truly sad.
Nov 19, 2016 Julian Zrnic Cmon those are all humans like you and me!
Nov 4, 2016 Brandi Batista I just want everyone to realize that my son, that people with any disorder, can understand you and what is happening around them. They may not be able to communicate it like we can, but it doesn't mean that they are not aware. More than we know at times.
Nov 3, 2016 Patricia Vazquez
Oct 25, 2016 Marsha Croner
Oct 24, 2016 cindy austin
Oct 21, 2016 (Name not displayed) Doctors and teachers think that we should always medicate children with autism, adhd, odd and other behavior ,mental and emotional issues. My daughter has a voice and it will not be silenced with medication. I believe there are other ways to help them.
Oct 20, 2016 Vanessa Whalen
Oct 17, 2016 jennifer cumming New to this site but in the light of what has happened overnight can we not petition for an emergency contact line - autism specific - for parents on the edge?
Oct 10, 2016 vanessa palmer
Oct 10, 2016 Mini Sharma
Oct 1, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 25, 2016 Gail Courtney
Sep 18, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 16, 2016 Dot Swiegers
Sep 7, 2016 Angelika Kempter
Sep 7, 2016 Michelle P. Dumar
Sep 5, 2016 Nena Cook There are forms of Autism need attention as 'the higher motivation of autism' called Aspengers needs attention as hard to detect sometimes not til child is in 20s, have similar Autism symptoms not eyeing in social contact biggest worst some end in suicide
Sep 1, 2016 Sharon Sutton
Aug 20, 2016 Sylvia Romagosa
Aug 18, 2016 EWELINA MARDYLA
Aug 17, 2016 Michael Powis
Aug 13, 2016 Meri Hoopingarner
Aug 12, 2016 Sierra Ramos I want others to know that autism is BEAUTIFUL which is why i launched a teespring campaign to raise autism awareness and spread the message that autism is beautiful https://teespring.com/autism-is-beautiful?aid=marketplace&tsmac=marketplace&tsmic=se
Aug 10, 2016 Casey Roy
Aug 7, 2016 Vivian Veiga
Aug 3, 2016 Linda Franks
Aug 1, 2016 Katherine P
Aug 1, 2016 April Reyes
Jul 31, 2016 CARMEN SAPARAS
Jul 30, 2016 Beth Hyde-Smith I'd like people to know that most autistic people don't support person-first language. We typically hate Autism Speaks, and ABA because of the damaging effects on both us and our community. We are autistic people, and if you love us, you love our autism.
Jul 28, 2016 Alissa Mills
Jul 28, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2016 Elizabeth Margaret Seff
Jul 26, 2016 Liz Seff
Jul 22, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 18, 2016 Renata Mendes de Sa
Jul 18, 2016 Antonino Gentile
Jul 16, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 12, 2016 Joanne Chauvin
Jul 10, 2016 Kimberley Smith Troi,is special kid
Jul 8, 2016 shelby givens
Jul 7, 2016 Michael Smith Just because we want to be alone sometimes doesn't mean we don't want hugs all the time.
Jul 7, 2016 Roselyne Jorge
Jul 6, 2016 Sally Read Just because a person with autism can struggle with expressing their thoughts and feelings to others, that does NOT mean that they are devoid of emotions or feelings. People with autism feel like anyone else does. They feel empathy. They feel love xxxx
Jul 5, 2016 Lynn Dyer
Jul 1, 2016 Emma Rivera

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