Monday, April 30, 2012

Autism Awareness Month 2012

Today marks the last day of Autism Awareness Month 2012. Did you do anything in particular this year to draw attention, spread awareness, or create action?

All month long I've been wearing my autism button on my jacket lapel. It says, "April is autism awareness month. Every day is autism awareness day in our home." It's been a great conversation starter for those who take the time to read it when I'm out and about.

I've also been wearing my autism t-shirts. In fact, I made a new one last week with a handy dandy iron-on transfer placed on a new white shirt.

Here is the image I put on the front of my shirt:

On the back of the shirt I added the Pyramid of Crazy. I wore the shirt to an autism awareness event that my nonprofit co-hosted with another special needs organization. The next morning I also wore the shirt to another autism fundraising event I attended. I got a lot of smiles and comments on the shirt, so I guess the idea was alright after all.

I've also been drawing attention to autism through various speaking engagements and meetings within my local community. There is a lot to talk about! Some of those events have yielded future meetings and speaking engagements. Much work is to be done, but if people in my own community can learn something about autism and be more aware and more tolerant, then it is all definitely worth the time and effort.

There are a few posts I'd like to share with you that I wrote last year that may add a little something to this, the last day of Autism Awareness Month 2012.

1. I did a Facebook project a couple of years ago where I listed 1 thing about autism each day of April for my status update. Read all about it at: Autism Awareness Tidbits

2. I wrote my take on "Welcome to Holland." Autism may not be like tiptoeing through the tulips. Read on at: Welcome to Holland. Or is it Beirut?

3. Last but not least, I like to share a brief post I wrote called, Every day is autism awareness day.

Thank you for joining me for Autism Awareness Month. I wonder what I'll do next year?

P.S. I want to announce our winner from the coffee giveaway I posted last week in appreciation of reaching over 1,000 likes on Facebook. The winner is Marisa! I numbered all of the comments and then had my hubby pick a random number. Hers was the winner! Marisa, I sent you an email so get in touch with me and I'll send you your coffee! I hope you enjoy it.      


Jackie Buchanan said...

I think your readers might enjoy an interview that I recently conducted with a mother of a child with autism:

Cari from Bubble Gum on my Shoe said...

Well above and beyond the call of duty! I'm going to be honest, I think I talk about Autism everyday, so I didn't do anything out of the ordinary. I made a t-shirt...LOVED YOURS! I actually posted twice about Autism on my blog, which is rare. I think I'm into shock value awareness at this point...disturbing and disheartened recently by the new numbers and how people are still not paying attention. So that leaves me to wonder, what do I have to do?

Daddy Confidential said...

My exposure to autism is just what I encounter in the popular press and blogosphere. As April drew to a close, I kept thinking about a reported study on maternal obesity and autism.

I didn't see any discussion on it, which is weird because the blogosphere usually lights up with every headline. (It's entirely possible that many people did talk about it, unknown to me.)

So I read the study and wrote about my own conclusions. You might enjoy it. That was my small contribution :-J

Jessica H said...

Great ideas, and fantastic idea creating your own shirt.
Another Autism information source:
Working with Autism, located in Los Angeles, has helped hundreds of children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder to achieve their maximum potential for independence.

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