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Do you know what Autism is?

Yes, I know what it is. 0.50943396226415 50.9% [ 27 ]
Yes, I have/know someone with autism. 0.41509433962264 41.5% [ 22 ]
No 0 0.0% [ 0 ]
I've heard of it, but don't know much about it. 0.075471698113208 7.5% [ 4 ]
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Today's question is up as well as yesterday's still being up to be answered.
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Question: As most people are aware, various coloured ribbons are used to support certain disease or disabilites, why do you think the ribbon representing autism is designed the way it is?


When you first meet someone who's autistic, they might seem at first like they're not quite "all there", like they're missing something that most "normal" people have, or perhaps they have some odd (or downright weird) behaviors. You see perhaps a couple of scattered pieces of a puzzle that you can't see the full picture of, so it feels like everything about them is in disarray. However, the more time you spend with that person, the more pieces of them you see, the more sides of them you discover, you learn about their likes and dislikes, you learn something of what it's like to be them without having to be in their shoes personally. You start getting more and more pieces of the puzzle, and eventually you start seeing the big picture, you start seeing them for who they are, not just who they appear to be. In the end, autistic people aren't missing anything, they're not broken, they're not even in disarray. Just because we may have trouble understanding them at first, doesn't mean that they can't understand us, and the effort in doing so is far from wasted. To me, at least, that's what the puzzle pieces represent.
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When you first meet someone who's autistic, they might seem at first like they're not quite "all there", like they're missing something that most "normal" people have, or perhaps they have some odd (or downright weird) behaviors. You see perhaps a couple of scattered pieces of a puzzle that you can't see the full picture of, so it feels like everything about them is in disarray. However, the more time you spend with that person, the more pieces of them you see, the more sides of them you discover, you learn about their likes and dislikes, you learn something of what it's like to be them without having to be in their shoes personally. You start getting more and more pieces of the puzzle, and eventually you start seeing the big picture, you start seeing them for who they are, not just who they appear to be. In the end, autistic people aren't missing anything, they're not broken, they're not even in disarray. Just because we may have trouble understanding them at first, doesn't mean that they can't understand us, and the effort in doing so is far from wasted. To me, at least, that's what the puzzle pieces represent.

I like that answer. smile
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Yesterday's question is still up to be answered as well, so if anyone wants an easy 2k, have a go at answering. biggrin
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Bump? burning_eyes
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