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About Autism:
Autism is a neurological variation that occurs in about one percent of the population and is classified as a developmental disability. Although it may be more common than previously thought, it is not a new condition and exists in all parts of the world, in both children and adults of all ages. The terms “Autistic” and “autism spectrum” often are used to refer inclusively to people who have an official diagnosis on the autism spectrum or who self-identify with the Autistic community. While all Autistics are as unique as any other human beings, they share some characteristics typical of autism in common.

- From the Autism Self Advocacy Network

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I was only recently (professionally) diagnosed with Autism, but getting that diagnosis was such an eye opener to a whole lot of my brains functioning. I always had this... feeling??? that I was Autistic but my parents never got me tested as a kid so... We just didn't know till I got myself tested. My brother has Autism as well.

Also, as you can see, I didn't use the puzzle pieces. I'm not a fan of Autism Speaks or any of the way they push Autism Awareness as its focused more on how Autism makes parents suffer, which is not the kind of Autism Awareness I wish to push. I used the Nurodiversity Infinity which doesn't just cover Autism, but covers other issues like ADHD.

Please don't discuss or ask me about my feelings on self-diagnosis for Autism. I don't want to get involved in that discussion. Thank you!

Feel free to use on your Profile! You don't need to ask!

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Maxmonty Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this stamp, and I also hate Autism Speaks... they're a terrible company. I wish autism awareness month and the autism awareness movement would stop being hijacked by them! 
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Ghoulwhip97 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2018  Student General Artist
I know right Autism Speaks are just a bunch of communists and the fat they called us a bunch of satanic monsters with a evil epidemic and now they're trying to suck up to us as part of their communistic game
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Maxmonty Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah. :rage:
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Ghoulwhip97 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2018  Student General Artist
Yeah
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TmntLover111 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2018  Student General Artist
Wonderful~ A perfect stamp. :)
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CassieCros13 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2018  Student Writer
I love the symbol you used on this stamp. The puzzle piece has a lot of harmful stigma attached to it, as you mentioned. 
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purplecruiser Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018
I’m on the autism spectrum. My mom and a close aunt knew pretty much since I was young, that my brain functioned differently, but it was difficult to get a proper diagnosis (i think). And much of my aunt’s family (no direct blood relation) also has mental diagnosis stuff too. 

I don’t know specifics plus I’m tired. I dunno. . .
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BrandonTheDarkAngel Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Student Artist
may I use this on my profile?
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HayaMika Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Student General Artist
Sure! Thats what they were made for!
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BrandonTheDarkAngel Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Student Artist
ok thanks
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