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Autism Awareness month may not be an official Webkinz World event, but many Webkinz players have found their own way to raise awareness using their virtual pets.


Autism Awareness


In the real world, April is Autism Awareness Month. People wear Autism Awareness Puzzle Ribbons, they talk about Autism, they raise money for Autism treatment and research, and they do anything they can to make people more familiar with the disorder.

In Webkinz World, many players try to do the same thing. In April 2010 a special movement was started by players on Webkinz Insider. They chose to help raise awareness by adopting blue Webkinz pets and naming them "Autism Awareness".[1]


About Autism

"Today, it is estimated that one in every 68 children is diagnosed with autism, making it more common than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes, and pediatric AIDS combined."[2]

What is Autism?

"Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a "spectrum disorder" that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. There is no known single cause for autism, but increased awareness and funding can help families today."[3]

Common Characteristics of Autism

"Every person with autism is an individual, and like all individuals, has a unique personality and combination of characteristics. Some individuals mildly affected may exhibit only slight delays in language and greater challenges with social interactions. They may have difficulty initiating and/or maintaining a conversation. Their communication is often described as talking at others instead of to them. (For example, a monologue on a favorite subject that continues despite attempts by others to interject comments)."[4]

Early Intervention

"Early intervention is defined as services delivered to children from birth to age 3, and research shows that it has a dramatic impact on reducing the symptoms of autism spectrum disorders. Studies in early childhood development have shown that the youngest brains are the most flexible. In autism, we see that intensive early intervention yields a tremendous amount of progress in children by the time they enter kindergarten, often reducing the need for intensive supports."[5]

Learning More

There are many resources for learning about Autism, especially on the internet. Here are a few:

--> Autism Speaks
--> Autism Society
--> Autism Research Institute

Autism and Webkinz


If you meet someone with autism, they may appear odd to you -- but remember that they have their own special abilities, which often include being really good at online games like Webkinz!

> Click HERE to learn more about people with special needs and Webkinz

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