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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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ComputersDONe Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  New Deviant Student
I have high functioning autism and I approve this stamp!
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InsaneMollum Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have aspergers syndrome, it's really nice to see that people are raising awareness!
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Harrystylesisallmine Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Student General Artist
I have autism. It is Asperger's Syndrome.
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Kote-417 Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  New Deviant Student General Artist
Those are not the exact same.
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EpicSk8r13 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have aspergers
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Magicaciliana Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I really respect people with autism, actually I have a friend with autism asperger (I'm not sure if I'm writing it well...), she's very sweet and charismatic, saddly some girls don't know so, and bother her u.u and she doesn't know that. Also a friend (other) has a brother with autism, and she loves him, and he's very special, and loves paint and use clay. 
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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.
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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
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BenJaBr04Life Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ur op onion is crap jk
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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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NYAGamer Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Student General Artist
I know what you mean, I myself am autistic and I also suffer from clinical depression and possibly schizophrenia (I'm very detached from reality), and I really want some help to overcome it.
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Blue-The-Fox 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. :)
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Blue-The-Fox 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. :)
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OtakuDanny Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm autistic and I support Autism Awareness! :D
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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
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OtakuDanny Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. I don't.
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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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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
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Lunarie334 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Nop.
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HDLMatchette Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
have you ever heard of The Autistic Self Advocacy Network, Autism Women's Network, Autism Society of America, Autism Now Center, AutismHWY.com, GRASP (Global Regional Asperger's Syndrome Partnership), Autism Parenting Magazine, Council for Autism and Neurodiversity, Naturally Autistic ANCA, Autreat and The Golden Hat Foundation? all of those organizations are different from Autism Speaks because they all oppose a cure
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Lunarie334 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
They all sounds interesting.
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HDLMatchette Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
you can like them all on facebook along with Boycott Autism Speaks 
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Lunarie334 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Nice.
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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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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
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Simple-Pianist Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
What do they mean by "cure"? .-.'
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HDLMatchette Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
to get rid of
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Simple-Pianist Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
Oh... No- that doesn't really sound nice.... o-o'
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HDLMatchette Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
i know
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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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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
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mewtasuko44 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
this means a lot to me, especially because i have autism.
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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
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mewtasuko44 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Well i do and i dont...
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dango117 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student Artist
I have autism i don't which kind but thank you for posting this up :D
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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
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dango117 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student Artist
at first when finding out i had mild aspergers (which was about a year now since ive found out) i admit i thought it was some sort of a disease but then later on after alittle sinking in, meeting friends/ remembering friends who have autism, and in a relatioship with someone with also autism just a different level i began to relize that it isnt so much of a disease, more of a kinda being one of a growing minority: kinda like a lifestyle we never chose. it has its ups/downs and strengths like any other group. sure, some of us dont get body language without years of research(like me), be in something that others may not like and when young not the quiets kids but autistic are just the same as any other person :) only just with a huge amount of people around you makes one kinda feel like your in a shark tank alittle or when little fireworks sounded like rocket ships blasting in your ear. while socializing can be as intimating to some like making a huge speech filled with millions of people that one hasn't rehearsed or know anything about the subject. this is just my option though. it could be completely different to another. the myth about autistics not able to find love is totally false  in my option. just you gotta say your wants right at the table rather then playing coy. its way off the rule book but ut makes it easier to understand. :) this is just my thoughts down im sorry if its so lengthy i guess you can say i'm putting what a person that has it is like or thinks of this situation i guess*shrugs*
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HDLMatchette Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
you could also say your friends are autistic because while they're more than their autism, they wouldn't be themselves without autism
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dango117 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student Artist
ye true very true :) im friends with people who are and not autistic ^^
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Even if I am autistic, I can cook, I live alone -but tend to be forgetful, I bathe, I work part-time, I pursue hobbies, but the extent is one suggestion that i may be autistic,
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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
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V-pal97 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student General Artist
I have autism , Asperger's syndrome , people make fun of me all the time because I'm different from them , but I learned to ignore those people :) 
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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
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Killuanatsume Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
Sorry but, do you have to repeat it over and over again?
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Starswervl Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
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JustSomeStranger Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I get that your brother is severely autistic, and that you want him to be able to do all the stuff most people do at his age (whatever age that currently is). But I'll admit I still object to the "sadly there's no cure" and "prevention" statements you made.

I don't have anything against you (please don't think I do), it's just, we still live in a society where disabled people in general are seen as lesser, as other, as subhuman (I'm not suggesting you view your brother that way though).

Most people aren't aware they have these prejudices. They're subtle and if you're not disabled, easy to miss, and even then…

I will be honest and say that I'm against a cure (at least for now) for the reasons I've stated above. I won't lie. The idea of a cure for autism genuinely terrifies me. I don't think people seem to realise how it could so easily abused (ie autistics forcefully cured against their will). It's like (I don't know if you're familiar with the tv show Doctor Who or not. If not, this next part might not make much sense but please hear me out) when the cybermen forcefully upgrade people (encase their victims bodies in a metallic exoskeleton and remove all their emotions and their identity in the process) they see it as freeing them from the pain of their humanity (ie illness, injury, hunger, pain, aging and death), but in reality, it makes them all look, talk and ack the same. They remove any sense of individuality. That's basically how I feel about the idea of an autism cure. "If you don't behave in a certain way that is considered the norm, we'll make you".

That's not to say an autism cure shouldn't be made available to those who want it in the future. It's just I don't think one should exist at the moment, not until societal attitudes change towards disabled people and we become more socially accepted and aren't constantly dehumanised by able-bodied NTs.
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HDLMatchette Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
i think people who want one don't understand autism is a part of someone, and that taking it away is also taking the person away
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