Happy Autistic Pride Day! Autistic Pride Day is a day dedicated to celebrating neurodiversity of people who are on the spectrum of autism. Autistic Pride Day is celebrated on June 18th each year.
The mission of Autistic Pride Day is to encourage acceptance and inclusion of people on the spectrum. Simultaneously, it focuses on furthering self-esteem for people on the spectrum. Rather than focusing on how autism makes people different from those without autism, Autistic Pride Day highlights and celebrates neurodiversity. Currently, Autistic Pride Day is primarily celebrated by those who are part of the autism community, their close friends and family members.
What is Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Autism, sometimes referred to as autism spectrum disorder or ASD, is a developmental and neurological disorder that appears in early childhood. It is referred to as a spectrum disorder because of the wide range of symptoms and different ways it presents itself. Autism affects everyone differently and to varying degrees.
Autism can significantly impact how a person interacts with others. It also affects their ability to communicate, the mode of communication, and how they learn. Most autistic people will experience some amount of difficulty relating to others. Treatment, however, can greatly improve this. Treatment allows people with autism to reach their full potential and lead their best lives.
There are many indications that someone may have autism. Autism usually presents itself before the age of 3. Some behaviors that are typically attributed to autism are:
- Difficulty or delayed speech.
- Avoiding eye contact.
- Difficulty making or holding conversations.
- Difficulty with reasoning or planning, which is related to executive functioning.
- Narrow area of interests.
- Intense interests.
- Sensory sensitivities.
- Less developed motor skills
- Repetitive behaviors.
- Difficulty deviating from a routine.
- Intense attachment to objects.
- Tendencies to sort and organize things.
- Difficulty with understanding other people’s emotions.
Behavioral therapy and training is the most common treatment for autism. Specialized behavioral therapy can teach kids how to respond to situations appropriately. It can also teach them how to interact with others. Depending on the particular set of symptoms someone with autism has, they may need other kinds of support or treatment. Examples are medications for problems secondary to autism, speech therapy, or physical therapy. Needs can change over time.
It is important to realize that dealing with autism as a family means that each person must learn how to best accommodate the person with autism. When the entire family works with autism, rather than against it, stress is reduced. It is also important to work with everyone involved in your child’s education. Working with educators and therapy providers can help to ensure that symptoms are managed appropriately. It may also prevent unnecessary meltdowns.
Advocate for Your Child on Autistic Pride Day
If your child has autism, be their advocate. Sometimes they may need more than you know how to do. Many services are available for people with autism. Getting help when it’s needed is what’s best for your child, not a failure in parenting. Caring for a child with autism can be a very demanding and draining job, so remember to care for your self as well. It’s also a really good idea to become part of the autism community. Get involved in an autism organization for support and advice. It may benefit the whole family!
Personalized Cause Celebrates Autistic Pride Day
If you are new to our awareness blog, welcome! I’m so glad you stumbled upon us! Let me briefly introduce the company and our mission. Personalized Cause® is an awareness accessory brand that is known for our custom awareness ribbons. We carry all sorts of awareness accessories, such as fabric ribbons, awareness pins, and wristbands. Our custom awareness ribbons are unique to our company.
Further, our custom awareness ribbons can be engraved with a name, date, phrase, or message. All of our custom awareness ribbons can be purchased in singles, as we have no minimum order requirement for this product. At Personalized Cause®, we believe in the power of awareness. We want to create a culture of understanding, acceptance, and compassion. I hope you’ll join us again for another awareness blog post!
Puzzle pieces awareness ribbons are used to raise awareness for autism. To order a custom puzzle piece awareness ribbon, visit: “>Puzzle Pieces Personalized Awareness Ribbons. We also offer a neurodiversity pin in enamel. Please check out our rainbow infinity sign neurodiversity pin here.
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