& acceptance in a whole new light
Our goal is to take the questions that people (including kids) ask us parents and educators about autism and present the answers in a fresh, creative way.
The girl in this video is our 12-year old daughter, Emma. She flaps her arms a lot—especially when excited—which gets a lot of curious looks. Let's work together to shed some light on these and other behaviors and traits of autism.
AutismPSA Video No.1 - “Stimming”
Here's a great video beautifully explaining "stimming" in-depth from a young autistic woman, Amythest Schaber. Visit her YouTube channel Ask an Autistic for many more incredibly informative videos!
AutismPSA Video No.2 - “Eye Contact”
Again, awesome Amythest beautifully covers the subject of our second AutismPSA video - Eye Contact
AutismPSA Video No.3 - “MythBusting: Autism = Don't Want Friends”
Helpful Links About Friendship on the Spectrum
The Mighty: 10 Truths About Making Friends when You Have Autism
Synapse: Helping Your Child to Make Friends
WikiHow: How to Be a Great Friend to an Autistic Person
Cleveland Clinic: 5 Ways to Help Your Child With Autism Make Friends
Ambitious About Autism: How Do I Make Friends?
AutismPSA Video No.4 - “MythBusting: Autism = No Love or Affection”
Helpful Info About Emotions on the Spectrum
Big Think: Do People With Autism Experience Emotions? —a pretty "scholarly" article and video, but very informative. The video that sums it up very nicely. Basically, explains that yes of course individuals with autism feel and express emotions, and discusses some of the challenges autism may cause regarding reading and expressing emotions.
Clearing up misconceptions
We're asking parents and loved ones of children young and old—as well as kids and adults on the spectrum—to share your experiences, share the things you've been asked about autism, and let us know how you'd like to see it creatively expressed.
Let's find a way together to bring a new level of awareness, understanding, and acceptance to our community!
Our online shop is now open! Show your support and spread awareness & acceptance with gear designed for autistics young and old alike, and for the people who love them. http://cafepress.com/AutismPSA
With each AutismPSA video released, we hope to create a few designs related to the video's topic that YOU can use to help spread awareness & acceptance, and spark discussions about autism in your area.
Emma’s Autism School Needs a Bus—and You Could WIN a CAR! Seriously!
Our daughter's non-profit, non-public autism school desperately needs a bus for community outings and field trips, so here's another video you can SHARE to make go viral, HELP OasisNC Autism School, and maybe even WIN a new 2016 Chevy Malibu at the same time!
This is a nation-wide campaign - so anyone ANYWHERE who donates $50 or more thru the end of April 2016 has a chance to WIN A NEW CAR courtesy of Jeff Gordon Chevrolet #DayItForward ... This will probably be the best odds you'll ever have of winning such a huge prize! It's limited to ONLY people who donate to the OasisNC #BuyTheBus campaign! We get 100 people donating - your chances are 1 in 100 - if there are 500 people, 1 in 500 - you get the idea!
I challenge you to watch all 4 minutes and NOT feel like donating even without the awesome chance of a new set of wheels! EVERYONE PLEASE PLEASE SHARE!!!
You can also watch it on YouTube and share that link too!