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Old 04-17-2010, 07:44 AM   #41
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I was so touched to read this article this morning on WI about autism awareness as I am the proud mother of a beautiful girl who suffers from autism. And I prefer to speak of her affliction in this manner as opposed to labeling her 'autistic'. The term 'autistic child' puts the disorder before the child. I prefer to put the child before the disorder in much the same way that we refer to children suffering from cancer. Thanks WI for including them in the Webkinz world as they deserve inclusion everywhere!
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Old 04-17-2010, 07:51 AM   #42
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That is an amazingly cool way to raise awareness for the conditions represented by the spectrum of autism. Very well-done.

I wonder how many other trends and issues will soon be seen in the Clubhouse? And how will Ganz decide who to allow and who to say no to? Very interesting...
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Old 04-17-2010, 07:55 AM   #43
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This is cool! I, personally, do not have autism (I don't think so, at least), but someone that my tutor also tutors has autism, but you can't tell just by looking at him. So, I don't have much experience with autistic people... though this has kinda opened my eyes.
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Old 04-17-2010, 08:04 AM   #44
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Old 04-17-2010, 08:19 AM   #45
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View Post Originally Posted by Sharronmarie
This is only my second post but when I saw the article on autism I had to write. My daughter is autistic and LOVES WEBKINZ!! They even use it in her special needs program. I am so touched that it is being recognized. How she loves her pets and how I love watching her. She has collected over 5,000 pieces of litter!! When she talks to other kids through her pet it improves her interaction in the "real" world. I see her confidence grow little by little. We will definitely be adopting a blue pet. My heart is full tonight just realizing how much work is being done on autism and how it is finally being recognized and dealt with. God Bless all those "special children" out there. They truly are special. Thank you all for your support.
I'm so glad, Sharronmarie, that you told your story. Autism Awareness grows when "you" know someone who is affected by it.

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My 3 year old has a sensory processing disorder/autism. She has a webkinz account as well. She is on it a lot. It helps her calm down. Her therapist was delighted when we accidentally found this out. She has extreme trouble eating food. She gags or vomiets from the sight of it. When she is on webkinz she is able to focus on her pet and not the sight or texture of food. I am thankful for the site. So if you are playing a game or trading in a room please be patient. You might just be helping my precious little girl eat. Thanks
Mibear72, your story sounds so familiar. I remember by dgd gagging and vomiting on many different foods. She has problems with sensory processing. Awareness takes a big leap forward when we are told stories of the people near us who have personal experience with autism or any other medical condition. My thanks to everyone who can and will tell their own stories in order to raise awareness. Now, where did I put that rhino code...?
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What a great idea. Since Autism is a spectrum disorder, I bought the rainbow armadillo and will name it Autism Awareness.

Mom to a wonderful daughter with an autism spectrum disorder.
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Old 04-17-2010, 08:50 AM   #47
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What a great idea. Hope to see a special Autism Awareness pet.
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Old 04-17-2010, 08:54 AM   #48
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i know sumbadhee who is autistic .... cuz i know myself
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Old 04-17-2010, 08:56 AM   #49
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I have 2 children on the Autism spectrum- We all love webkinz- I love the idea of naming a pet Autism Awareness- I love the idea of the cloud lamb- I guess this is another excuse to buy another webkinz-
Off to see what I can find-
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Old 04-17-2010, 08:58 AM   #50
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View Post Originally Posted by mamabear_2_12
Me too...I also have tears in my eyes, my son has PDD, which is a form of autism. He loves to decorate his rooms in the candy theme and play the games. I am so thankful for everyone at WI for making it easier to find the clothing machine combos ( he loves doing that) and all of the activities in the clubhouse...we would be lost without everyone helping!!! A big thank you WI and all of its mambers!!!
I am defanitly buying a blue webkinz this month, so I can sopport all those people with autisum out there. what wounderful story's
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