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(Some Guy)   Today is autism awareness day   (autismspeaks.org) divider line 53
    More: Ironic, World Autism Awareness Day, Autism Speaks, consciousness, autism  
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2012-04-02 12:57:39 PM  
Anyone feel like working on colorful 4 piece puzzles?
 
2012-04-02 01:33:48 PM  
Why the ironic tag?
 
2012-04-02 01:34:34 PM  
Anyone feel like working on colorful 1,000 piece puzzles upside-down?
 
2012-04-02 01:35:15 PM  
I am aware that a condition exists known as autism. Mission accomplished and problem solved, right?
 
2012-04-02 01:39:50 PM  
How does wearing a blue shirt help anything?
 
2012-04-02 01:42:23 PM  
Is it autism awareness day to make use more aware or autism, or for the autistic to be more aware of us?
 
2012-04-02 01:42:58 PM  
I am aware that most Farkers are autistic.
 
2012-04-02 01:45:36 PM  
There are 7 comments in this thread, now there are 8.
 
2012-04-02 01:46:15 PM  

Gilligann: I am aware that most Farkers are autistic.


why yes i am very good at drawing
 
2012-04-02 01:48:43 PM  
I've always, always, always hated these 'raise awareness' things. Can we all just stop? Seriously.

Once each year - have the CDC print out the number of people with each disease and then everyone can be aware of what exists and who has it.

Also running/walking has never cured anything; except possibly obesity. If you want to cure cancer, stop walking. Just give your money to some scientist types and say, 'Come'on guys - fix this!'.
 
2012-04-02 01:50:19 PM  
I bought my nephew several puzzles when he was 4, by the end of the week he was doing them with the pieces turned upside down.
 
2012-04-02 01:50:23 PM  
Is there any reason they picked the day after April fools as Autism Awareness day?
 
2012-04-02 01:50:56 PM  
beeskneesb.files.wordpress.com

Coloring.
He f*ckin' loves it!
 
2012-04-02 01:52:02 PM  

Gwyrddu: Is there any reason they picked the day after April fools as Autism Awareness day?


Because Autism is NOT a joke?
 
2012-04-02 01:52:50 PM  
Ironic because 4*2=20-12?
 
2012-04-02 01:53:28 PM  
A little factoid about autism.

Its *parents* of autistic people who want awareness. Autistic people themselves would prefer acceptance (new window).
 
2012-04-02 01:53:47 PM  
Sally Dibbs, Dibbs Sally 461-0192. something something one minute to Wapner.

/The pieces are there, somebody put it together.
 
2012-04-02 01:54:04 PM  

RandomExcess: I bought my nephew several puzzles when he was 4, by the end of the week he was doing them with the pieces turned upside down.


Sounds like my girlfriend. She did that with a 5000 piece puzzle in 12 hours - without starting at the borders.
 
2012-04-02 01:59:38 PM  

dj_spanmaster: RandomExcess: I bought my nephew several puzzles when he was 4, by the end of the week he was doing them with the pieces turned upside down.

Sounds like my girlfriend. She did that with a 5000 piece puzzle in 12 hours - without starting at the borders.


On a 5000 piece puzzle, why is starting at the border any better than starting anywhere else?
 
2012-04-02 02:01:16 PM  

taurusowner: I am aware that a condition exists known as autism. Mission accomplished and problem solved, right?


This.
 
2012-04-02 02:02:11 PM  

lockers: dj_spanmaster: RandomExcess: I bought my nephew several puzzles when he was 4, by the end of the week he was doing them with the pieces turned upside down.

Sounds like my girlfriend. She did that with a 5000 piece puzzle in 12 hours - without starting at the borders.

On a 5000 piece puzzle, why is starting at the border any better than starting anywhere else?


Do you really want me to get into the math of possible matches for edge pieces vs possible matches for random center pieces, all of MFMF variety?
 
2012-04-02 02:02:26 PM  
I work with adults with autism. This is important to them, because the goal is to give greater awareness and understanding of what autism is to the greater public. The benefits of that are too numerous for a simple fark post.

But just put yourself in their shoes for a while. You have trouble understanding verbal communication and in fact it causes you pain. You can't make eye contact because a person's face has too much information and overwhelms you easily. You have difficulty communicating yourself, and often will repeat what you've heard, whether or not you've understood it.

Now imagine you've gotten lost in your community, and in your agitation and frustration have begun verbalizing loudly. If residents in your community are unaware of autism, they may not recognize your behaviors and might involve the police.

Police are very rarely given training to recognize and deal with individuals with autism. With all of the above suppositions, all typical of folks with autism, how do you think that interaction with the police is going to go?
 
2012-04-02 02:06:50 PM  
Link (new window)

A news story corroborating my above hypothetical.
 
2012-04-02 02:16:11 PM  

Do You Know What I Am Saying: Sally Dibbs, Dibbs Sally 461-0192. something something one minute to Wapner.

/The pieces are there, somebody put it together.


Definitely all the pieces are there. Definitely
 
2012-04-02 02:16:19 PM  
This thread tastes purple.
 
2012-04-02 02:18:06 PM  
Today is autism awareness day.

That sentence contains 25 letters.
 
2012-04-02 02:18:53 PM  

taurusowner: I am aware that a condition exists known as autism. Mission accomplished and problem solved, right?


The mission will never be accomplished until wealthy Autism Speaks advocates redirect all available medical research funding to finding out why their children are such antisocial pricks and weirdos.

/kind of joking
//or am I...
 
2012-04-02 02:19:38 PM  

RavynWiald: I work with adults with autism. This is important to them, because the goal is to give greater awareness and understanding of what autism is to the greater public. The benefits of that are too numerous for a simple fark post.

But just put yourself in their shoes for a while. You have trouble understanding verbal communication and in fact it causes you pain. You can't make eye contact because a person's face has too much information and overwhelms you easily. You have difficulty communicating yourself, and often will repeat what you've heard, whether or not you've understood it.

Now imagine you've gotten lost in your community, and in your agitation and frustration have begun verbalizing loudly. If residents in your community are unaware of autism, they may not recognize your behaviors and might involve the police.

Police are very rarely given training to recognize and deal with individuals with autism. With all of the above suppositions, all typical of folks with autism, how do you think that interaction with the police is going to go?


Well said.
 
2012-04-02 02:20:37 PM  
Definitely 11,363,462 people wearing blue today.
 
2012-04-02 02:21:10 PM  
How could I not be aware? I see their damn faces on the side of Goodwill Ind. trucks everyday!
 
2012-04-02 02:39:35 PM  
I will throw a shrimp on the barby in its honour.
 
2012-04-02 02:41:03 PM  
I'm an excellent driver.
 
2012-04-02 02:52:54 PM  
Does this mean we can raise awareness of the utter bullshiat that is facilitative speakers/ assistants for autistic children and other groups?
 
2012-04-02 02:55:39 PM  
Thanks and all, but we'd prefer it was Autism Acceptance day.

I'm a person not a puzzle, nothing about us without us etc etc.
 
2012-04-02 02:57:16 PM  
images.tvrage.com

"Hey you guys talking about autism in here?"
 
2012-04-02 02:58:40 PM  
Does this mean they're going to make a vaccine for autism?
 
2012-04-02 03:09:24 PM  
I like turtles.
 
2012-04-02 03:35:38 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Does this mean they're going to make a vaccine for autism?


Yeah, but as a side effect it will give you measles, mumps and rubella.
 
2012-04-02 03:36:21 PM  

Boxcutta: I like turtles.


Then you'll be happy to know that it's turtles all the way down.
 
2012-04-02 03:47:44 PM  
Autism Awareness is an anagram for Anti-war Masseuse.
 
2012-04-02 03:55:00 PM  

nytmare: Autism Awareness is an anagram for Anti-war Masseuse.


Irate Wuss Seaman
 
2012-04-02 03:55:51 PM  

nytmare: Autism Awareness is an anagram for Anti-war Masseuse.

Also:
Amateur Asses Win


(In other words, Fark)
 
2012-04-02 04:11:20 PM  
cdn.screenrant.com

Autism? Jack Bauer is there!

/CHLOOEEEEEE
 
2012-04-02 04:20:02 PM  
I'm wearing a red shirt. What does that mean today?
 
2012-04-02 04:25:35 PM  
Autism Speaks can kiss my ASS...

Subby could not link to a non eugenics program?

ASAN (new window)
 
2012-04-02 04:46:16 PM  

Gilligann: I am aware that most Farkers are autistic.


Technically, we are aspies.
 
2012-04-02 05:20:08 PM  

The Blind Fury: I'm wearing a red shirt. What does that mean today?


Don't go anywhere with anyone named Kirk or McCoy.
 
2012-04-02 05:38:21 PM  
Oddly enough, GIS pointed me to a 3 year old Fark thread.

www.tshirthell.com
 
2012-04-02 08:23:47 PM  
You should be aware of a woman named Temple Grandin.

From her wiki entry:
Temple Grandin (born December 3, 1947) is an American doctor of animal science and professor at Colorado State University, bestselling author, and consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior. As a person with high-functioning autism, Grandin is also noted for her work in autism advocacy and is the inventor of the squeeze machine designed to calm hypersensitive people.

Grandin is listed in the 2010 Time 100 list of the 100 most influential people in the world in the category "Heroes".[1]

The BBC did an excellent documentary about her.
The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow (new window)
 
2012-04-02 09:11:10 PM  
It's not as bad as the Autism Awareness motto: "Autism Speaks."

/It's just cruel.
 
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