Celebrate World Autism Awareness Week 2017

World Autism Awareness Week 2017 (27th March to 2nd April) is fast approaching. 189522-300x300- World Autism Awareness WeekIt is the time of the year when we could celebrate and participate in raising autism awareness and understanding among families, relatives, friends and the public as a whole. We can do our share by participating in any events and charities all over the world. It could be in the form of a baked sale, doing a fun run, night walks, selling autism awareness T-shirts, and fancy accessories.

If you are a teacher or a person who works in schools, you could raise autism awareness and understanding by teaching the children about Autism and how they could help a person with autism. You could use this useful resource to help you. You could also have a non-uniform day and wear anything with blue or perhaps wear a onesie. This would be a fun and exciting day for the children to participate in.

This year I decided to participate in raising autism awareness by conducting a seminar-workshop about Understanding Autism to parents of autistic children in the school of my daughter. I also volunteered to do an hour of one to one guided-reading with two ASD children in the school of my son. It was an amazing and worthwhile experience!

If you are affected with autism, don’t be afraid to stand up and be heard. You have to tell the world what a wonderful person you are. That the world should accept you as who you are and not as a person with a disability. Each and every one of us is unique which has the same meaning as different. Being different should not be a disadvantage but an advantage for you to tell the whole world that you are a person endowed with a special gift or talent. A special gift that if given the chance to improve and practice your innate skill might contribute in today’s society.

Who knows you might change this world for the better!

If you are a parent of an autistic child, you can do your share by showing your support and love that you give to your child.  Take your child to a family day out by going to parks, museums, cinema, watching autism-friendly theatre plays, going to theme parks and buying something that your child will love. These are ways of celebrating and raising awareness that autism needs love and support.

If you are a relative or a friend of a person affected with autism, you can help raise awareness by the love and support that you will give to him and his family. You need to give your share by standing up for autism this World Autism Awareness Week 2017.

If you live in the UK, you can support the campaign by NAS to get everyone to understand  Autism by clicking here.

Watch the film below and experience yourself on how a person with autism behaves for having too much sensory overload. It would be good to understand how hard it is for them to hear too many noises all at once. We should understand how they feel by putting our world into their world.

 

I sincerely hope this article has helped you in some way. Let me also hear from you by sharing your experience with raising autism awareness and understanding this World Autism Awareness Week 2017.

Adel 🙂

10 thoughts on “Celebrate World Autism Awareness Week 2017

  1. I would love if you considered sharing this, Adel.
    April is Autism Awareness Month and it also happens to be my son’s birthday month.
    Cash will be turning 13! Instead of presents, he would very much like it if we could send kids just like him to The Autism Society of NC’s, Camp Royall. This amazing overnight autism camp costs $1700 for one week and if it weren’t for the kindness of others and our awarded scholarship, Cash would have never learned what it was like to be surrounded in such a loving and nurturing environment where he is the norm – and not the oddball out. It has elevated and enriched my son and countless others.

    Visit his campaign page to learn more and donate: https://www.youcaring.com/autismsocietyofnorthcarolinacamproyall-790128

    Also, he has a facebook page called Cash B For Change where we will be updating. It was originally created when he solicited letters from people for his 10th birthday, to send to Dan Cathy of Chick-fil-a, to challenge their views of our LGBTQ community.
    https://www.facebook.com/Cash.B.For.Change/

    You’re really gonna like this kid.

    Please consider helping Cash fulfill his birthday wish and share this campaign if you feel moved to.

    1. Happy Birthday, Cash! Keep up the good work of sending kids just like you to The Autism Society of NC’s, Camp Royall. You’re doing a great job! Keep it up, Cash! Shared your campaign to my social media accounts. All the best in your campaign! 🙂

    1. Thank you for your compliment and for supporting my cause in raising autism awareness and understanding by recommending my site to people who will benefit from it. 🙂

  2. I have special admiration for those families dealing with children with autism. These parents and family members seem to have an extra measure of patience and love that many of us on the outside are amazed at. I just saw a news article that LegoLand in Florida was making its park autism friendly. They had created several quiet rooms for use where the autistic child could go and recompose/rejuvenate in a quiet atmosphere to temporary get away from all the stimulation outside.

    1. Thank you for the compliment. It’s great to hear that Legoland Florida is making its park autism friendly. This is a great and fun way for the family to bond with their child with autism this World Autism Awareness Week.

  3. Hi Adel

    This video is a great representation of the hypersensitive aspect of an autistic person. I will keep in mind that representation. A friend of mine has two great autistic kids. One of them, has most of the time, a headset with music on his head when he travels outside the home.
    When he comes back to his home, he removes almost all his clothes and he goes to his bedroom, which is a positive sensorial environment for the kid. It helps him to relax.

    Best Regards, Jeff

    1. Thank you, Jeff. Children has sensory issues that we need to understand and educating the public is one way we could address this issue. So let us join hands in raising autism awareness and understanding this World Autism Week 2017! 🙂

  4. Hi Adel! What an awesome post! Great ideas on how to take part in raising awareness for autism. I always have thought of autism as not really a disability. I completely agree that they just percieve the world in a different way and are just ultra sensitive. I can completely relate to that. They are beautifully gifted in my eyes. Thank you for sharing this informative post! Best wishes ~Jeanette 🙂

    1. Thank you for visiting. Yes, we should raise awareness to be public that Autism is not a disability but a special gift or difference. They see things differently to us and we need to accept and understand them as they are by allowing ourselves to come into their world. By doing so, we will be able to see the beauty of their world and understand them well.

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