Seeing the World from a Different Angle
I am a mum of 3.
Each of my children are unique and different in their own special way. Each growing and learning, each having their own passions and each with their own difficulties and challenges.
As a parent, our role is to help our children grow, understand their needs and do what we have to do to support our babies.
My personal journey as a Mam, has been an absolute rollercoaster but I can positively say it has shaped me as a person and I understand so much more, appreciate so much more and can relate to many people who have been through various difficulties with their child.
I found Google to be my evening entertainment. Including reading and sourcing information to help me find strategies, methods and help in the situation we were going through in our household, (I’m sure Google is everyone's good friend)
‘A worried mummy, can do more research and investigating than the F.B.I’ – so, so true!
Autism is something that was screened and investigated with my child after establishing a number of traits that could be something more… (we’re borderline!)
However, after a lengthily process - Severe Anxiety is what we were dealing with, which had elevated traits.
As a family, we had entered a world of difference, our eyes were opened up to a whole new world! A new journey with so many fantastic families supporting one another!
Whether it is your child, a friend of your child, someone in your child's school, a colleague, a friend, a family member - we will all at some point need to have some understanding of Autism.
Remember! There may be more to someone than meets the eye, try and understand the world from their view! It'll amaze you!
What is autism?
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others.
Autistic people see, hear and feel the world differently to other people. If you are autistic, you are autistic for life; autism is not an illness or disease and cannot be 'cured'. Often people feel being autistic is a fundamental aspect of their identity.
Autism is a spectrum condition. All autistic people share certain difficulties, but being autistic will affect them in different ways. Some autistic people also have learning disabilities, mental health issues or other conditions, meaning people need different levels of support. All people on the autism spectrum learn and develop. With the right sort of support, all can be helped to live a more fulfilling life of their own choosing.
Support is VITAL, and not all locations have enough support.
I am proud to offer a range of products that I feel, will raise awareness of autism, and for each autism product sold, a 20% donation from sale price will be collected and added to a fund that I will submit to:
How can you raise awareness?
Get involved with World Autism Awareness Week (27 March–2 April 2017)
Raise awareness so as many people as possible learn about autism!
Buy your Pin Badge and wear with pride!
- Shop Now Autism Awareness Badge
Information about the symbol:
The autism ribbon symbol is a powerful and emotive icon that raises awareness of autism spectrum disorders.
Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopment problem in which its manifestations are observable in early childhood or commonly before three years old. It is characterized by communication disorders, impaired socialization and repetitive behaviours. This complex disorder brought many families and concerned citizens to come up with a symbol representing the complex nature of Autism.
The autism ribbon symbol is a jigsaw ribbon with several bright colours that include red, yellow and blue. It symbolizes awareness of autism among those directly affected by it and even those who have not heard of the disorder until they were told what the cool jigsaw puzzle ribbon design is all about. It is used to spread awareness about the disorder of autism, often letting everyone know that whoever is sporting the ribbon is someone who understands the disorder and is making a statement that they are supporting the cause.
· The Meaning of the Colours
The design of the ribbon which is inspired by jigsaw puzzles represents the complexity and the mystery of autism. The condition is not easily defined within set terms and definitions. It tells people that even though the disorder is not easy to understand, it is worth understanding and spending time on for the sake of those who have it it. It is a rallying point for people who want to bring the attention of other people to autism.
The different shapes and colours represent the diversity of people who are dealing with autism whether they are autistic or they are the family members of someone with autism. Other people who are not dealing directly with the disorder are also represented in this jigsaw puzzle design. It's a condition that affects all of us, hence the interconnected puzzle pieces of different colours and shapes.
The colours used are bright and basic, which symbolizes hope for defeating the disorder. It fuels the will of people in researching treatments for the disorder and in spreading awareness about the disorder. It is all about inspiring people to care about the cause or at least be aware that the disorder exists.
· The History of the Jigsaw Puzzle Ribbon
The autism symbol was created by the National Autistic Society in 1963. The first consideration for the design of the ribbon was its uniqueness because there were already a lot of coloured ribbons back then that represent a wide array of causes. The society wanted to set themselves apart to gain more attention and awareness from the public.
- Their official explanation of the design involves the condition being very puzzling, as well as the fact that those with the disorder are cut off from normal human interaction, effectively causing them not to fit in. This idea is pretty much being retained by current crusaders for the cause.
Through the years, the jigsaw puzzle symbol has meant different things for different people. For some, the puzzle ribbon represents the disorder that cannot be cracked but is not impossible to solve. For others, it represents the mechanical nature of people with
The Autism Awareness Ribbon - http://www.autism-society.org/site/PageServer?pagename=asa_ribbon
Significance of Autism Ribbon - http://www.rideupforautism.ca/ribbon.htm
About Autism - http://www.pinningdownautism.com/autism.html