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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.
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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Nuuhkia Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
I'm tired of this wussy "OMG HES SOCIALLY AWKWARD HOW HORRIBLE!!!!!" LOL. That is what autism is, socially awkward. I don't have a social life, but do you see me crying and demanding attention because of it? No. I actually don't care at all since I have bigger more SIGNIFICANT problems. Autism isn't a big issue, it isn't imporant, and it should be ignored. But yet again the stupid media is babying them and putting them in this angelic spotlight for all the brainwashed, tiny minded sheep to feel sorry for. I hope some socially awkward (autism doesn't deserve a technical term) people will agree with me in saying all of this attention for them is unneeded. I'm a torture victim, I know what true suffering is like. If some socially awkward people let their incapability to communicate socially with others "ruin their life" then you deserve every bit of self pity you have. Why do people find it so entertaining to pity those who don't deserve it anyway? While torture is a relatively ignored topic. Fix your damn priorities.
Mrgreen36 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I support autism rights. With everyone ranting about gay rights in the media, you'd think there'd be more support for autism rights. Instead it seems like it's perfectly alright to say anything bad about people with intellectual disabilities, but  say anything bad about gays and you're in the wrong. And yet defend autism and you're suddenly butthurt
BenJaBr04Life Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ur op onion is crap jk
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.
NotsoregularFox Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014   Digital 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. :)
NotsoregularFox Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014   Digital 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. :)
OtakuDanny Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I'm autistic and I support Autism Awareness! :D
HDLMatchette Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
this says they want to "cure" it though and i'm sure you don't support that
OtakuDanny Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah. I don't.
Lunarie334 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I support autism awareness as I'm autistic myself.
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