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Austism Awareness Month by JDarnell Austism Awareness Month by JDarnell
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!
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SilverUnya Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm ADD and while it's not the same thing, it also creates behavior that requires a little more understanding on the part of other people. Congrats on your courage. *hugs*
SierraSalamander Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is wonderful! You should print this off and post it places for autism awareness month.
Gay-Senpai Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
OMG I  wish i saw this ealier. I have high functioning autism too with an uncle and younger brother who has it also. I am  VERY blunt plus no filter at  most of the times lol. Which is never intention or on purpose. but I totally feel with you on that. Plus it is not very often that girls get diagnose. Every time i go to my social skills class,  I am always the only female. lol it is nice to know that they are more girls who come up to people's awareness. 
Digimanbyte Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I suffer from high funtioning Austism, along with my two brothers and my little sister who are all lower functioning. Hope things are well with you at present and its nice to know your still spreading awareness even though this is a year old.
Saiyajin-hime Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is very beautiful! I'm always left inspired by individuals who are brave and comfortable enough to be true to themselves whether it's bringing awareness to a spectrum disorder, sexual orientation, etc. And the both the detail and message compliment this piece very nicely. I share the same diagnose as you and my only regret is not coming across this wonderful work during Autism Awareness Month. I've done a couple of art related to this topic in the past too and that was a daunting challenge for me the first time I opened up about it both here on DA and IRL so I do understand where you're coming from. Thank you for contributing of raising awareness with your talented artistic skills. :+favlove:
Canthearmyeyes Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aw this is beautiful:) as myself who has aspergers i must say this is amazing artwork, keep up the good work:)
AnnaBellLee17 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student Writer
this is great.
KittyKat708 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
My brother has lower functioning autism. 
MercyClark Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg! this is so sweet! i have two siblings with autism. Love 
fifi-kawaii Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that's so beautiful work of yours :)
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