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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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Petition Signatures


May 20, 2017 Shirley Troia
May 3, 2017 (Name not displayed) I've only experienced mockery for my Autism once in my 26 year life. For that, based on the comments I've read, I consider myself amazingly lucky. I do believe understanding of autism for society would be great, especially with social skills being limited
Apr 28, 2017 Rolande Gay I have a grandson who has autism and I see the daily struggle his parents go through. I truly believe he would reach a greater potential if he was in a school that was just for children with autism. The public school he goes to is awful.
Apr 26, 2017 (Name not displayed) People always seem to think that only children have autism, but forget that adults have autism too.
Apr 25, 2017 Lindsey Holmes We deserve the employment we are able to do
Apr 19, 2017 Betty Walker Still so much stigma, confusion, and avoidance.
Apr 17, 2017 Janet Flatt
Apr 13, 2017 Gilbert Christman
Apr 11, 2017 Sabrina Degasperi
Apr 3, 2017 Althea Warman I have a grandson with autism and he loves computers he makes a 3 story McDonald's in architect buildings he loves architecture on the computer.
Apr 3, 2017 Michalla Sutton
Mar 29, 2017 Kristy Knighton
Mar 20, 2017 Dorothy Huebner
Mar 14, 2017 Michele Dechert
Mar 9, 2017 Cathy Kean
Mar 6, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 25, 2017 Melissa Mercey
Feb 23, 2017 (Name not displayed) PLEASE make autism and asperger's syndromes more understood! PLEASE fight against the linkage in so many peoples' minds between vaccinations and these conditions!!! WORK to make these kids' lives as rich and full as possible!
Feb 17, 2017 Miska Knezevic
Feb 15, 2017 Brian Le Flem
Feb 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 11, 2017 Loretta Lewis
Feb 10, 2017 Michelle Burkhart
Feb 3, 2017 Anthony Charles
Feb 2, 2017 Nina Domergue
Jan 31, 2017 (Name not displayed) Being the parent to an autistic child has been the most rewarding experience I've ever lived. Autism is not a defect, it's a different way of thinking. I'm grateful to see the world in ways most people never get to.
Jan 30, 2017 Sabrina Breitkreutz
Jan 30, 2017 Shannon Bottomley
Jan 30, 2017 Sujith Rochlie
Jan 23, 2017 Rogi Rogic
Jan 22, 2017 Patricia Nenadich
Jan 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 30, 2016 chrystal savage
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)

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