Monday, April 6, 2015

Autism Awareness Month is Here! *Autism Acceptance* FTU Tagger Size Scrapkit

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a disorder that affects more than 1 in 50 children and yet many of those that live with this face rejection, humiliation and exclusion out in public and sometimes even from their own family members. This is due to a lack of knowledge about what Autism Spectrum Disorder really is and how it is not a cut and dried disorder. Each person that has Autism is affected differently. There is no known cause and no cure although there is research being done. 

This scrapkit comes from my heart as my youngest daughter, Zaida was diagnosed at the age of 2 with Asperger's Syndrome which is a form of high-functioning autism. Asperger's has affected our family in many ways and not all negative. My daughter is often the most compassionate and loving individual you would ever meet. But with that also comes the down times and that is where acceptance is most needed. 

Studies have been done showing that parents of autistic children suffer symptoms much like those with PTSD. There are many sleepless nights, many frantic moments, and many days you just feel overwhelmed and don't know where to turn and that is why awareness AND acceptance is so vital to these families. I have provided a few links below regarding autism and some resources for those that are unfamiliar with ASD. 

And here is the freebie :)  Personal use only please and no sharing, direct them to my blog if you want to share. 

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