Monday, October 14, 2013

Autism Awareness...It's Not What You Think

Brenda's BBTB2 challenge is to create a project that supports a health awareness, and I chose Autism Awareness. I simply altered (modge-podged) a basic composition book and used my puzzle ribbon for covering the binding. I cricut cut my puzzle pieces (cut out four puzzles on different colored cardstock paper) with the Locker Talk cartridge and added some leftover rub-on alphas. The paper looked a bit dull, so I sprayed some glimmer mists and then covered with Glue and Seal.

But awareness of autism is not enough. It's not what you think...Not what you've been told...Not what others assume...Not what a blonde bombshell pinup says it is. It's not about wanting that lollipop, because if THAT were the solution, that would be a clear cut option.

I get what Temple Grandin says when she said:

So here's my pictorial, lifted from those who care more about autism than copyrights on images.

This is what the drs say...The doctors who are neurologists, pediatric specialists, and others dedicated to the latest in current, autism-research and promote scientifically-proven interventions -- whom by the way have read a lot more than most of us combined on this subject. No friend told me...I saw a movie on...followed by stereotypical, narrow-minded, "he just wants a damn lollipop or needs a swift kick." 
Those of you who would like some facts that go beyond this cool graphic:

Please go to these sources for more facts:

And here's the rest of my soap box:


  1. this is very informative! Your project is fantastic!

  2. This is an amazing project ! I love the puzzle pieces , and thank you so much for sharing this information !


  3. I like your cover, and this post was so great!

  4. Fabulous notebook cover Laura!! I love the puzzle pieces. And thank you for the great information about Autism! :)

  5. Laura, your cover looks awesome, and I really appreciate all the info you have given us on Autism. Great job!!!

  6. Wonderful cover love the puzzle pieces and thanks so much for all the fantastic info.

  7. I appreciate all the info on autism. Your composition book is amazing. Love the puzzle piece design.

  8. What an outstanding post, Laura. Not only is your covered composition book fabulous, so is all of the information you presented. Very well done, dear!!

  9. Thank you so much for talking about Autism. My son has ASD and I teach horsemanship to kids with ASD. This cause is so near and dear to me. I love that you added so much education to your blog! I'm a huge Temple Grandin fan and have read her books; also love her mom's book. Thanks again!

  10. beautiful post. you said it well.



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