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Would you wear a puzzle ribbon?
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CrystalBug
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13 Dec 2010, 2:46 pm

Do you (or would you) wear the Autism awareness ribbon?

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13 Dec 2010, 2:52 pm

I think you posted in the wrong sub-forum. This is the Love & Dating section.



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13 Dec 2010, 2:56 pm

(I've moved this thread to General Autism Discussion)


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13 Dec 2010, 2:59 pm

Nope. I hate those ribbon things.

I suppose if there was an anti-ribbon ribbon I would wear that.


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13 Dec 2010, 3:10 pm

TallyMan wrote:
(I've moved this thread to General Autism Discussion)


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13 Dec 2010, 3:11 pm

I like it.



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13 Dec 2010, 3:56 pm

I think it's to cliché, you already have ribbons mainly for where somebody died of it (pink ribbon for breast cancer, red ribbon for aids, etc.)

Here is more about other ribbons:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Awareness_ribbon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_awareness_ribbons

Maybe a something like a clenched fist overlapped with a brain concisting of puzzle pieces might be more unique. Auti Power :D!

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13 Dec 2010, 5:59 pm

I wouldn't wear one, because I don't support a cure. I have better things to wear, like my Kinks T-Shirts. Something that says, "I have a special interest that I will not hide, at the expense of anybody."


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13 Dec 2010, 7:14 pm

I don't have an issue with the ribbon or the puzzle pieces but wouldn't want to wear one. I've no idea why people get offended over the puzzle pieces.



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13 Dec 2010, 8:08 pm

CockneyRebel wrote:
I wouldn't wear one, because I don't support a cure. I have better things to wear, like my Kinks T-Shirts. Something that says, "I have a special interest that I will not hide, at the expense of anybody."

Not to represent a search for a cure, but rather awareness.
If aware people wore these ribbons (or bracelets) then maybe aspies would feel better in public, around strangers?



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14 Dec 2010, 7:29 am

I've never heard of people wearing a ribbon because someone died, though supporting a charity for the cause of someone's death can be a way of helping to grieve, but (afaik) it's not the main reason the ribbons exist. I believe they're all supposed to be to raise awareness of a condition / charity / problem.

Also, awareness raising does not have to be about a cure (though in the case of AIDS, cancer, etc. a lot of the funding from the charity can go into research)... A lot of awareness raising can be going to how to help people with a problem, how to recognise a problem, etc.

[Edited to add: It appears that the Autism Society (http://www.autism-society.org/) are the source of the puzzle ribbons. It doesn't appear that "researching a cure" is on their list of projects, but raising awareness, support for people on the spectrum and support for familes of those on the spectrum are high on their list.]

I support raising awareness about autism / AS and the more people who see something and ask a question and get a sensible answer, the better...

I didn't know there was an autism ribbon, but will get one now... Therefore if anyone asks me what it's for, I can say it's to raise autism awareness and hopefully a discussion about what autism is, can take place and one more person will be a little less prejudiced to someone who, to them, is a little different...



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14 Dec 2010, 9:42 am

I think I like this one better Image

sorry its big, I don't know how to make it smaller

These 2 charms are nice too, and not too big, I could wear those every day
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