I'm choosing autism awareness day (2nd April!) to submit a drawing for autism awareness month and also announce my autism to DA. Please be kind and patient with people with autism, even if they sometimes seem rude, confusing or hard to handle. Feel free to use this image for the spreading of awareness. Tolerance is a fancy name for ignorance, so share some love and understanding and allow your preconceptions to be challenged. After all, everyone's a little different.
If you are interested, I have high functioning autism, which presents differently to more severe autism or even to males with the same disorder. I am forgetful, extremely sensitive, obsessive and often very blunt, but also loving and compassionate inside. Please don't be offended by anything I say because that isn't the intention.
Edit: I'm really loving the comments, it just shows how many people either have some form of autism, or love someone who has. There's a lot of similar experiences here, but I'm happy to say, a lot of positivity too. Yay DA!