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Autism Awareness by Rankuu Autism Awareness by Rankuu
April is Autism Awareness month. Autism is a developmental disorder which results from a disorder of the human central nervous system. The autism awareness symbol is a puzzle piece or a ribbon with a puzzle print since autism is often described as a "puzzling" disorder. 1 in 166 of children will be diagnosed with Autism. It is the fastest growing serious developmental disability in the U.S. today. Sadly, the is no medical detection or cure for Autism.

And for those who don't know, I have a brother with Autism. Autism is a topic near and dear to my heart and is to many others. It is most likely that you know or have met someone who is autistic. I hope that one day they will find a cure or atleast find a way to prevent this disorder. I have made a stamp and hopefully some of you will show your support for Autism Awareness.
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11/24/09
Thanks for any faves and comments! I read them all, thanks for sharing all your experiences with me! Since the stamp was made (over two years ago), so many have commented with their experiences with Autism (whether they have Autism or know someone who does) and discussed their views. Whether you are pro-'cure' or against 'cure', I completely respect your opinions. But what we all seem to agree on is the importance of Autism Awareness. I added that little blurb about "sadly there's no cure" because my brother's Autism affects his daily life. He will never be able to live alone, he cannot cook or bathe without some help. In his case, Autism severely impacts his daily life. But my brother is very intelligent. He has an amazing memory and is a very sweet person. That's why I'm pro-cure. I love my brother, I only want what's best for him.

Thank you all♥

**Someone commented that they want this stamp in icon form (so non-subscribers can use it in journals free). I'll do that a.s.a.p. and link it here! **
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JessamineDiane Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think your brother's quality of life is fine. How do you know you're not the one with the problem as you aren't autistic? How do you know the autistic way isn't the 'right way' and everyone else's got it wrong? Autism, I think, is a wonderful gift, yes it has it's drawbacks, yeah people with autism are going to need more help than others at times, but I think autism is something that can NEVER be cured, it is INGRAINED into one's personality. I think you should ask your brother if he wants to be 'cured' from autism, or if he views it as a gift, before slating the one in every four of us with a mental condition or autism or any kind of mental disability. We need to focus on help for cures for things like depression, bi-polar and OCD. I have a mental illness that eats away at and ruins my life, and if you haven't guessed, I'm also autistic. And I am PROUD of my autism.
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NotsoregularFox Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
(i wish DA had edit buttons...)

Another note, is that my icon having the white stripe on top of his face rather than below, on his neck, is meant to be a metaphor for being different, too, since he's based on me. :)
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NotsoregularFox Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have high-functioning autism, and i have this stamp on my page.
my disability can be very helpful, but it occasionally gets in the way of my work because i cant see some of the tiny little things that seem off about my work, such as proportions and facial expressions. if you'd like to help me improve, come look at my gallery. :)
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OtakuDanny Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
I'm autistic and I support Autism Awareness! :D
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Lunarie334 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I support autism awareness as I'm autistic myself.
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mrteamedward15 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
that's so thought full of you I have an Autism related disability but it's just mild I thought the story you about your brother was sooo sweet <3 
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YourFaceToLogiques Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student Interface Designer
My Sister is autistic. I have friends who are autistic. My mom worked with autistic kids.
I know how you feel. I feel so bad for them. :(
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Buzzy-Queen-Bee Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
I don't want to be cured. It will be taking away the most important part of me. I don't want to be cured of liking iPhones either.
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Simple-Pianist Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Happy World Autism Awareness Day everyone! Aspergers unite! .w./
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Fran48 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Student General Artist
^-^ Thanks for making this stamp, it's awesome, I've got high functioning autism and while I'm not very independent, get stressed easily and am quite clumsy, I'm currently working on a level 3 ICT course at distintion level and going on to do a HND course (level 4/5 course) next accidemic year :3

You must be really proud of your brother ^-^ and I hope everything will go well for him and your family :3
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