We all know, well anyone full immersed in the autism world knows, Autism Awareness Month begins April 1st. For the last few years I have really, really, really wanted to find a way to communicate to everyone what people touched by autism want the rest of the world to know.
So I’m going to try it here in my little corner of the blogosphere. Send me a picture of you or someone you know or love who has autism, holding up a message they would like the world to know about autism. Maybe something they feel misunderstood about or just something they want to share.
Sort of like this:
Depending on how many I get I will either post one a day for the month of April or make a slideshow of them all and display it here and everywhere else I possibly can. Is a slideshow of thousands displayed in Time Square too high of a goal?
Send me your pictures to email@example.com or you can put in on the Four Plus an Angel facebook page. If you aren’t comfortable taking a pic just send me your message and I will put it on a slide.
Please pass this along to anyone you know who may be interested in participating.
If you are a Pinterest user I would be thrilled if you would pin the image below to spread the word.
The autism numbers are now 1 in 88.
That is scary,
and so many other things that words fail me.
I’m not sure what my little slide show will do but I know it will be more than just one voice and our children, every one out of 88, deserve it.
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Nicole @MTDLBlog says
Pinned!! What a lovely initiative! And you’re right 1 in 88 is a sobering number. Good for you for working to spread more awareness.
I love this idea so much, and that picture is adorable 🙂
Love the idea and i do think it will make a difference.
I don’t have pictures to share but I do have a website which spreads awareness of autism. It was started by a teenage boy with autism. He, Daniel, is the nephew of one of my good friends. His website is
Thanks so much for sharing, off to check it out.
If my son will let me take his picture, I will faint!! I’m going to try though. This is such a great idea!!
I can NEVER get pictures of Ashlyn, almost all of them are from the back or just catching her in action. I’m glad I’m not the only one whose kid hates being photographed.
JDaniel4's Mom says
I love this idea!
Deanna Segrave-Daly says
What a wonderful gesture – thank you for being the voice of so so many of us! I’ve emailed you my “1 in 88” photo – can’t wait to see all these amazing people!
Juliette Ayot says
Really great idea and I feel inspired seeing your zeal to bring this idea forth for every one. God bless you. Time has come to work for such children.
Hi Jessica…We are really lucky to read your post and visit your smile always….You are an inspiration to us!
The Mommy Psychologist says
I just saw a super great video of the faces of autism. I saw it earlier today. I’m gonna hunt it down again and send you the link. Stay tuned…
“The child psychologist who thought she had all the answers to parenting until she became one herself.” http://www.themommypsychologist.com
Missy | The Literal Mom says
Jessica – what an awesome idea. Can’t wait to see it. And yes, I just read that about 1 in 88. Unbelievable.
1 in 88. Wow!
Great idea, Jessica.
This was a great idea. I’ll tell my friends to participate this kind of activity.
You’re a wonderful person for doing this — I’ll send a pic tomorrow if I can arrange it.
That would be great!!
Pinned, tweeted, I’m on it yo.
Thanks so much Kim, I really, really want this to work.
This is such a wonderful project!! I so need to make a note to get on this! Can’t wait to see what comes in!
I may bug you if I don’t hear from you ;).
They have the same calligraphy as me 😛
Not a Perfect Mom says
I’m loving all of the autism posts I’m reading right now…and I’m floored that for boys it’s 1 out of 53…wow
Crazy isn’t it? That’s one in every two school classrooms.
Great idea! I pinned it and am gonna share it on my blogs Facebook page!
Can’t wait to see your slide show!
Thank you so much for sharing!
I love this idea. I will try to get a picture from my sister in law with my nephew holding up a sign! Bless your heart for being so involved with Autism.
That would be great, I look forward to seeing it!
Diane (LoCo_Mommy) says
Such a great idea!
Galit Breen says
I love your voice. And the way that you use it for good.
Thank you Galit.
C @ Kid Things says
This is such a great idea. My 5 year old son has Autism and I can’t believe what I assumed before and what I know now.
I hope you will participate, I would love to have tons and tons of pictures. Please feel free to add your blog name to the pic too.