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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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:icondreamlandwarrior:
DreamLandWarrior Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Autism doesn't need a cure and using that puzzle is awful. It more implies that people with Autism are missing pieces. Also, the organization Autism Speaks uses that puzzle piece, and they do not speak for autistic people. They spread the misconception that it's a disease that needs to be cured, that autistic people are burdens, and don't have a single autistic person on their board.
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:iconcorsolareef:
corsolareef Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Student General Artist
autism doesnt need a cure dude
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:iconpsykofreac:
Psykofreac Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Autism doesn't have a cure and doesn't need one.
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:iconpuaiohi:
Puaiohi Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I got diagnosed today with Atypical autism! Quickly got over it but still in a lil' shock.. but explains my difficulties in life and NO friends! 
but i have the best soulmate ever who cares for me. <3
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:iconcomputersdone:
ComputersDONe Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Student
I have high functioning autism and I approve this stamp!
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:iconinsanemollum:
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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:iconharrystylesisallmine:
Harrystylesisallmine Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Student General Artist
I have autism. It is Asperger's Syndrome.
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:iconkote-417:
Kote-417 Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Student General Artist
Those are not the exact same.
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:icondreamlandwarrior:
DreamLandWarrior Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Aspergers is a kind of Autism. A ridiculous term as there are no 'kinds' -- just different symptoms, but it's still autism.
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:iconkote-417:
Kote-417 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Student General Artist
No, it's on the autism spectrum. I never allow anyone to call me autistic because although I'm not biased against them I don't want to be grouped with them. I have Asperger's Syndrome which heightens my I.Q. greatly but makes me slightly anti-social. Please do not argue any further, you can think whatever you want but don't shove shit down my throat. I don't bluff when I say I will block people on here.
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:icondreamlandwarrior:
DreamLandWarrior Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
First, you can block me, I don't care much.
Second, I agree! It is on the autism spectrum. I never said that, I just mean it kinda is questionable on why it needs a separate name to begin with. 
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:iconkote-417:
Kote-417 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Student General Artist
Oh, I misunderstood what you said. Sorry if I was a bit offensive, I get defensive a lot in arguments regarding myself. It is questionable why it needs a separate name, but I do prefer it that way. We all have personal preferences. :)
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:icondreamlandwarrior:
DreamLandWarrior Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah it's okay! I understand completely! ' v ' Personal preferences are fine and such if you want to be more specific! 
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:iconkote-417:
Kote-417 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Student General Artist
:D
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:iconepicsk8r13:
EpicSk8r13 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have aspergers
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:iconmagicaciliana:
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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:iconfoxdragonlover:
FoxDragonLover Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, so nice to see. Thank you for respecting people like me :hug:
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:iconmagicaciliana:
Magicaciliana Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
^^
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:iconnuuhkia:
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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:iconmrgreen36:
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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:iconjessaminediane:
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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:iconshygigyas:
ShyGigyas 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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:iconblue-the-fox:
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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:iconblue-the-fox:
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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:iconotakudanny:
OtakuDanny Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm autistic and I support Autism Awareness! :D
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:iconhdlmatchette:
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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:iconpsykofreac:
Psykofreac Featured By Owner Edited Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We are the normal people, you will be assimilated, resistance is futile.

(Sorry um, sarcasm)
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:iconotakudanny:
OtakuDanny Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. I don't.
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:iconlunarie334:
Lunarie334 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I support autism awareness as I'm autistic myself.
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:iconhdlmatchette:
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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:iconlunarie334:
Lunarie334 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Nop.
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:iconhdlmatchette:
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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:iconsuperaspieman:
SuperAspieMan Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with you, this person who submitted this stamp has no desire to try and accept or understand his or her's brother but thinks he's something that needs to be cured or fixed. No, we are NOT puzzle pieces nor are we in any ways broken, we are human beings who needs to be understood and accepted. This will improve everybody's lives a whole lot and make the world a better place for everyone. I support people with Autism self advocating for themselves or speaking up for those who can't speak :D
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:iconpsykofreac:
Psykofreac Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, my parents always saw it as some tragedy of having an autistic son and want to do all they can to "fix" me. But due to reasons being diagnosed with autism, I've been obsessed with writing and through my passion grew in creativity. Saying they want to cure my autism was like saying they wanted to take all that away from me.
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:iconsuperaspieman:
SuperAspieMan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds like they wanted to turn you into their idea of what a son or daughter is because we're not too far behind of a future where parents can pay money to genetically manipulate embryos free of any birth defects or conditions and everyone loses their humanities and forgets what love is and replaces it with selfish ideas :| 

I really really really really don't want to live on this planet anymore :(
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:iconlunarie334:
Lunarie334 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
They all sounds interesting.
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:iconhdlmatchette:
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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:iconlunarie334:
Lunarie334 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Nice.
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:iconmrteamedward15:
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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:iconsimple-pianist:
Simple-Pianist Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Happy World Autism Awareness Day everyone! Aspergers unite! .w./
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:iconhdlmatchette:
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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:iconsimple-pianist:
Simple-Pianist Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
What do they mean by "cure"? .-.'
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:iconhdlmatchette:
HDLMatchette Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
to get rid of
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:iconsimple-pianist:
Simple-Pianist Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
Oh... No- that doesn't really sound nice.... o-o'
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:iconhdlmatchette:
HDLMatchette Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
i know
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:iconfran48:
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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:iconhdlmatchette:
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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