See the people not the condition.
All too often people see autism as just a condition – and don’t see the people who have autism as just that, people. We want to change that. In connection with the fundraiser Cycle Pan-America, Adventure for Autism is going to host stories submitted by people who’s families are affected by autism. If someone you love is affected by autism (or you have autism yourself), please help out the cause by sharing your experiences!
We have made things simple by making a questionnaire for you to fill out and email back to us.
Please include in your email with the questionnaire a photo of you and your loved one affected by autism (or just you) that is at least 500KB in size.
Here’s the questionnaire:
–Please feel free to change Name and locations if you so desire (please keep all ages accurate and answer only the questions you feel comfortable answering –
State or Province:
Relationship to individual with autism:
Individual with autism’s given name:
Age at diagnosis:
How did you feel when they were first diagnosed?
What questions did you have, and where did you go to find the answers?
How did the diagnosis affect your family?
What were/are the hardest parts of accepting the diagnosis?
What have been some of the struggles your relative with autism has had to overcome/is dealing with?
What have been some of the big successes you have experiences in regards to autism?
Are you open to being contacted in regards to the treatments/therapies/products you mentioned above?
What would you like people who don’t have a relative with autism to know/understand?
What autism treatments/therapies have you tried? What were the results of each treatment/therapy?
Do you have any humorous stories from your experience with autism? Please share one or two.
Please email your answers to this questionnaire to email@example.com
Thank you for taking the time to help us put a face to autism.
-The AfA team