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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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Feb 24, 2015 (Name not displayed) I have a granddaughter who has non=verbal broad spectrum autism. Also a brother-in-law and his daughter who both have asbergers......there are so many types of autism that we have to delve into ways of treating them now not tomorrow.
Feb 23, 2015 Kristin Sullivan My son is autistic. Remember that our kids aren't giving us a hard time they are having a hard time.
Feb 21, 2015 julio roch I need help my son needs a daycare where he goes is been discriminating toward him I don't know where can I get help for another place where he can be take care off where can I get more info in this matter
Feb 21, 2015 Crystal Kimmel
Feb 19, 2015 Gillian Rolbein
Feb 19, 2015 Kimberly Alexander
Feb 19, 2015 Laura Frey
Feb 19, 2015 Teresa Church
Feb 17, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 17, 2015 LINDA FANCHER
Feb 15, 2015 Stacey Cater People need to know there are diff. "stages/levels"AND it is not the same as Down's Syndrome!
Feb 15, 2015 Mary Lou Loesch these children need constant attention, plenty of therapy appointments, speech, physical etc. if you work for a living and have a benefit pkg, it covers very little with regards to autism. Even Easter Seals charges $65. For 30 minutes, twice a week
Feb 14, 2015 rena russell
Feb 11, 2015 Tina Bell
Feb 11, 2015 kristin russell people with autism are exactly who they're supposed to be.
Feb 11, 2015 Rebecca Wilcox-Ball Autism is different for everyone. It doesn't make the struggle any easier. A child with a meltdown isn't a "brat", no child should ever be called a "brat". A little compassion and understanding go a long way.
Feb 11, 2015 tabitha montez
Feb 11, 2015 Ivy Breshears Proud auntie of my amazing autistic nephew.
Feb 8, 2015 courtney thomas
Feb 8, 2015 Monica Lipman
Feb 8, 2015 Martha Williams It is called Autism Spectrum Disorder for a reason. There are people who have the disorder and can function in society with help.. the earlier the intervention, the less help that is needed when they become adults.
Feb 8, 2015 Noelle Nicchi I want people to know autistic children and adults are just like everyone else. They are beautiful people just like everyone is. God made every person equal and with their own special gift and purpose I'm life. Everyone is made in Gods image!
Feb 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 5, 2015 keith koshak Don't change a thing
Feb 4, 2015 Nancy LaGorga At first, the dx was like a death sentence for my child. Then I saw the amazing things he could do. The absolute joy he greeted every day. I am blessed to have my son. I wish more people were like him. Thank you God for giving him to me.
Feb 4, 2015 Jody McBride
Feb 4, 2015 Misty Brown Support Autism Research
Feb 4, 2015 renae lanham Never lose hope that those with ASD will not only be able to live a fulfilled life, but also Excell and thrive! We all have our own strengths in life... one can not judge a fish by his ability to fly;)
Feb 4, 2015 barbara king
Feb 4, 2015 Dolores Tiedemann Kee
Feb 4, 2015 Rowena Weir Please support Autism research.
Feb 4, 2015 robert huff
Feb 4, 2015 Michelle Jones
Feb 4, 2015 Kristina Schultz My 5 year old son, Zane, has autism. He is smart, creative, loving, sensitive and thoughtful. He just has a different way of seeing the world. Not all autism is the same. Zane is not his diagnosis. He is a child who has a unique and brilliant mind.
Feb 4, 2015 kathy zahn they are humans who should not be judged because they are not "normal". They are perfect and deserve love just like all others.
Feb 4, 2015 Susan robinson
Feb 4, 2015 carol sullivan
Feb 4, 2015 Frances Pam It is time to start providing guidelines of when we should have children tested for autism before it becomes a major problem.
Feb 4, 2015 Lorrie Getchell support Autism Awareness
Feb 3, 2015 Olga Titova
Feb 2, 2015 kayla wegmiller my son is age 3 and was just diagnosed with autism i really had no clue on what it was or who many cases it has.. there needs to be more talk about autism and more awareness.. and i will do all in my power to help teach my family, friends, about it
Feb 2, 2015 michael brooks
Feb 2, 2015 Sherry Whalen People with autism are people just like you and me who looks for love and excepted in life. They want and need yhe same things as you and me. They want to feel needed and to accomplish obstacles in life.
Feb 2, 2015 Stacey Edwards
Feb 1, 2015 Drenia Combs
Feb 1, 2015 crystal Hinkel
Feb 1, 2015 Dave Ogston
Jan 31, 2015 mary curtis
Jan 31, 2015 dianne nicholas A lot is being learned about autism...We need to learn more.
Jan 31, 2015 David Horridge Autism affects each person differently, but each person is a gift to society. He/she has so much to teach us if we are willing to learn

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