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Autism by GreenDayGirl18 Autism by GreenDayGirl18
I have a confession to make: I have autism. I've been diagnosed when I was about 2 years old. All my life I've been waiting for answers and searching for it, the answer to this question: who am I? I'm not just a kid with autism. It's only half of who I am. As time goes on nowadays, I'm starting to find my answer bit by bit but I still have a long way to go. I know for one thing is that I do not want autism to be cured. It's not a disease. I support autism awareness. April is autism awareness month. So I'm somewhat celebrating by creating this piece here. It's okay to be different.
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DragonmanCrick Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
I have autism too and I am not ashamed to have it because it has helped make me the person that I am today. I'm glad to see that there are other people like myself that are trying to raise awareness. You have my respect and I wish you good luck.
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doogiehowser69 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
what is autism and how do i smoke it
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:icongreendaygirl18:
GreenDayGirl18 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Are you being serious or are you just trying to troll me?
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HDLMatchette Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
by all means celebrate awareness, just don't do it the way the blasted people at $peaks do it. they've hijacked the movement.
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GreenDayGirl18 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You mean Autism Speaks? Yeah, I do not support them. They have a habit of making us out to be monsters and burdens to society and the fact they do not have one person on the spectrum as a spokesperson.
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HDLMatchette Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
have you ever heard of The Autistic Self Advocacy Network, Autism Women's Network, Autism Society of America, Autism Now Center, AutismHWY.com, GRASP (Global Regional Asperger's Syndrome Partnership), Autism Parenting Magazine, Council for Autism and Neurodiversity, Naturally Autistic ANCA, Autreat and The Golden Hat Foundation? all of those organizations are different from Speaks because they all oppose a cure
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GreenDayGirl18 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I think my mother and I subscribed to their pages on Facebook and I'm glad. I honestly do not want to find a cure in my case because it kinda puts the emphasis of it being a disease when it is not and it's not really for anyone to say if there were such a cure if I would be as they would say "normal". And I don't want anyone to take away how I see the world and how I hear and feel things because to me, it's a gift.
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hawaii42612 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I do too. agreed. WAIT APRIL IS THE MONTH FOR IT?!?!?!? THAT SO WORKS!!!
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:icongreendaygirl18:
GreenDayGirl18 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm glad you like this piece! :)
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hawaii42612 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
of course! :D
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AtlantianHuman Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your a lot more than just a kid with autism.
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GreenDayGirl18 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :)
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Kagebushi Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
As someone with Asperger's Syndrome it fills me with a humble pride to see anything like this on the internet...Especially when done in such a creative way. Thank you for sharing this with all of us and never forget that you are never alone. 
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:icongreendaygirl18:
GreenDayGirl18 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much for your input! :hug:
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whiteirislady Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist
Awesome! :D
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:icongreendaygirl18:
GreenDayGirl18 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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whiteirislady Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist
Your welcome! :D
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GreenDayGirl18 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
^_^
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mrteamedward15 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
I have Asperger Syndrom  I belive I found out I had it when I was in 8th grade I would support anybody with Autism  
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GreenDayGirl18 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for your support. I was diagnosed with PDDNOS--Pervasive Developmental Disorder None Otherwise Specified....or often simply known as "classic autism".
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mrteamedward15 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
U r welcome for the support
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:icongreendaygirl18:
GreenDayGirl18 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:3
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mrteamedward15 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
:)
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:icongreendaygirl18:
GreenDayGirl18 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:D
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:iconmrteamedward15:
mrteamedward15 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Hi I'm Austin
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:icongreendaygirl18:
GreenDayGirl18 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm Shaina. Pleased to meet you :)
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PrincessPeach20 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel bad for everybody that is made fun of because of autism. Here's a hug.Natsuki Shinomiya (Super hug) [V1] 
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GreenDayGirl18 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the hug! I feel just as bad because I was bullied by people who made fun of my autism. It hurts, but I learned from the long run that if they are not paying my bills, than what they have to say is invalid.
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dango117 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Student Artist
would you like to join a group that is trying to break the stereotype of autism? I am autistic and co finder of the group  the autistic angels. basically its a group where the curious, ones who have it, gives a chance where we can mingle and possible help/do requests for people who never really met a autistic. slowly breaking the wall of stereotypes hopefully. or if your just joining just to chat with me that's A ok with me to :) im guessing you might like this and your not alone. I am autistic as well and I praise you for letting your autism be more of a blessing of unquieness rather then a curse
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GreenDayGirl18 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'd be interested! Sorry for taking so long to reply, by the time I got to you because I get a lot of messages in my inbox.
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dango117 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Student Artist
its ok :) its all good :)
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animeandmlpallin1 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student Filmographer
:(
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:icongreendaygirl18:
GreenDayGirl18 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
why the sad face?
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animeandmlpallin1 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student Filmographer
I have autism
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:icongreendaygirl18:
GreenDayGirl18 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
But what is there to be sad about? You have a gift.
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animeandmlpallin1 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Filmographer
Yeah, you're right.
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GreenDayGirl18 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
A gift and ability no one else can wield. :)
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animeandmlpallin1 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student Filmographer
^^
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GrimtalesRachel Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
what is autism
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GreenDayGirl18 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them.

It is a spectrum condition, which means that, while all people with autism share certain difficulties, their condition will affect them in different ways. Some people with autism are able to live relatively independent lives but others may have accompanying learning disabilities and need a lifetime of specialist support. People with autism may also experience over- or under-sensitivity to sounds, touch, tastes, smells, light or colours.

Asperger syndrome is a form of autism. People with Asperger syndrome are often of average or above average intelligence. They have fewer problems with speech but may still have difficulties with understanding and processing language.

Cited from : www.autism.org.uk/about-autism…


I have the milder form of it known as Aspergers Syndrome. Does this help? :)

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GrimtalesRachel Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
yes thank you very much ^^ I read it all even tho I have astnopia XD ive wanted to learn what autism means or some time now but i wouldnt get clear answers,thanks!
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GreenDayGirl18 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! I'm so glad it helps you! Let me know if you have other questions, k? ^_^
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Vbluver22 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I support autism awareness fully! My neighbor who is 11 has autism, he is one of the smartest, brightest kidsi know! He has an AMAZING mind, and although some things may make him have a fit , he knows how to calm himself down:) i have a disability called cerebral palsy, its a physical disability which affects the way my legs do things
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GreenDayGirl18 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hello! I'm sorry for getting back to you so late. Wow! That is super cool! A lot of people think of autism as a curse. Not me! :) I think it empowers me and, cliche as it sounds, I feel like I'm Superman...even though I'm a girl, lol. And even the brightest of minds can have their moments, for example, there is someone I know who is nonverbal autistic and speaks through an ipad and he too has a lot of amazing things to say and philosophies that really make you think. But he gets antsy when he is in a room, like the dining hall and all the kids start being loud. But then again, that happens to the best of us. Each person who has a disability, be it physical or what have you, makes the world a better and brighter place because with the exception of appliances and cars, we humans were not really meant to be on an assembly line for a model human. That's why the phrase "nobody's perfect" exists. Long story short, I believe in embracing differences. Sorry for the long comment, I'm feeling uber exhilarated at the moment! ^^
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Vbluver22 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you for that! sorry for the late response im more on my other account: ~nalanilover its now my main accoutna dn all of my posted stuff goes there now
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GreenDayGirl18 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
awesome! Thanks for notifying me!
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catastrafa Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yay i'm not alone i see autism as a gift it's thanks to that that i am who i am even if it makes life hard for me like noise sensitivity but i don't want a cure if they make one i will shove it up their....... i made a my little pony character that has autism like me her cutie mark is a hart with the autism puzzle in it and it's copy written on this site go autistic folks we all are 20% cooler
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GreenDayGirl18 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! Sorry for the late reply, took me forever to get to your message what with all the junk mail from groups I'm part of. It's great to see you strut that pride of yours and see the light side of it! Good for you! :)
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myheroisapikachu Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student General Artist
I feel for you, I was diagnosed last year for the first time, at first they said no and now they know, so it's good. I hope you get lots of stuff for it like I have, such as help, support, special stuff like I have been given :)
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GreenDayGirl18 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I've been getting the support I needed ever since i was a little girl and still going strong. I'm out of my parent's house and living independently, but my grandparents and mother are always there to help. Thank you for the support :)
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