The Many Faces of Autism – Autism Awareness Month at the Cafe

30 Days of Autism Awareness Month Challenge Begins at the Cafe

Autism Awareness Month

Autism Awareness … 30 Days of Autism … these are meant to be what? Catchphrases to help us understand the world of autism a bit better? A way to help raise funding for autism research? A chance to pin blue ribbons or puzzled ribbons around and tell the world how much they need to be aware of Autism?

Or maybe, it’s about something a little more.

I think that’s it.

I think it’s about more than ribbons, or blue-colored lightbulbs (thought they do look cool).

I think it’s about more than any one organization, one blog, one writer, one mom, one person or entity. Because there is a bigger stake here than whether or not you know what autism is, whether you care, and whether you want to spread the word.

Where You See Autism, We See Love – Autism Awareness in Our Home

Where You Seen Autism

Autism at Home: Love Breeds Chaos

Our house would never win a good housekeeping award.

Our laminate floors don’t gleam and the carpet always looks like it needs to be vacuumed. The dogs never went to obedience school, though they sometimes—only sometimes, mind you – behave better than the kids.

Our boys aren’t spit-shined; they don’t have perfect manners, even when they try. Something intangible sets our home apart from others, though. You can hear it in the giggles that echo through the halls, see it in the mismatched assortment of toys lining the floor, smell it in the air as peanut butter, laundry detergent, bleach, and the slightest hint of eau-de-dog mix together. (We should package it!)

As the kids come running, dogs dancing just behind them, you’ll feel like you’ve come home, because when you visit these boys, on their turf, you’ve become one of the family.

Autism Awareness Graphics Set and Autism Awareness Month Kick Off

Autism Awareness Graphics - Flyer free to display for Autism Awareness Projects

Kick off Autism Awareness Month with Autism Awareness Graphics

In the same spirit as my Epilepsy Awareness Graphic Set, this Autism Awareness Graphic Set is the most basic set I will offer for you to download, free, here at Kat’s Cafe.  Each of the three included graphics is available in a high resolution, PNG format, with a translucent background. Hopefully you will have a chance to use these in some of your web projects throughout April, and beyond this month, in a show of support for Autism Awareness. Just click on the graphic below so you download your own set to use.

I would love if you shared the link after you use these, so we can all see others supporting Autism Awareness. Use of this Autism Awareness Graphics set is free for personal and commercial uses, provided you are not reselling or otherwise profiting on these designs.