Friday, 1 April 2011

Autism Awareness..........

APRIL 1ST World Autism Awareness Day..........
promoting awareness and understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders............
Below taken from here
It’s part of a global initiative - on April 1st the 
Sydney Opera House, 
the Empire State Building New York, 
the Kingdom Tower Saudi Arabia, 
Torre Agbar Spain, 
Federation Square Melbourne, 
Storey Bridge Brisbane 
and a host of world famous landmarks are going to “Light it up blue” to support World Autism Awareness Day.
In Australia, 1 in 160 children have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It is our nation’s most common developmental disorder, and more children are diagnosed with ASD than childhood AIDS, diabetes and cancer combined. No one knows the cause, there is no cure, but there is hope.


you can find more information about Autism Spectrum Disorder signs, diagnosis etc here
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Asperger's Syndrome also comes under the Autism Spectrum Disorder umbrella
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Show your support and understanding 
light up your own blue light bulb here

.........take care til next time.....Chookyblue.........

17 comments:

  1. I lit it up blue too! Just did my globe of support. :)

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  2. I am going to register also....I have a friend in TX who has a daughter with autism.......

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  3. What a wonderful cause, thanks for sharing the details.

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  4. Good on you for taking a part in helping more people to be aware and more understanding of Autism. :) I'm off to check out the link too.

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  5. One of our children has just been diagnosed with autism. It's a very complicated condition. Thanks for letting us know Chooky.

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  6. Thanks for the info just lit up my bulb

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  7. this is wonderful chooky...i have not heard of it...

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  8. Great cause... thanks for the link..
    Hugz

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  9. Thanks for the link. I'm currently learning more about different symptoms on the spectrum because of our son. Am thankful for a different perspective :)

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  10. Thanks for the info, Chooky...will head over to check it out...

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  11. great cause.....thanks fo rthe link chooky

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  12. One of my closest friends has three children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders. So much for 1 in 160. That's why we should all do everything we can to help. You just never know how it will touch you in the future. Off to check out the blue light bulbs

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  13. A greta cause, wish i'd been at the quilt weekend...all looks stunning!

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  14. Love it Chooky ...Such an imortant day for my family and many many others!!!!!

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  15. Thanks Chooky, Hadn't heard about this, but is so important..

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  16. Thanks for the great post raising awareness of this condition. It is so common and affects so many. I teach two sweet boys with ASD and a gorgeous little girl with Asperghers Syndrome, all in one mainstream classroom at a regular primary school. Many people don't understand what the children and their families go through on a daily basis. Thank-you for raising this subject!
    Nicky

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