Thursday, April 2, 2015

Light It Up For Autism Awareness


I am joining the sweet Tenia Nelson in her effort to bring awareness to Autism! You can join the fun here, all you need to do is make a card using blue...in my case I have used blue/green. There are lots of prizes to be won, be sure to link up your card here! Also, if you use Instagram use #liub so we can see your card there too!

I looked up some facts about Autism, I learned a lot in doing so; I hope you take the time to learn something too in our effort to help

April Is National Autism Awareness Month

The information below was taken from the National Autism Association website.

Autism Facts & Stats
  • Autism now affects 1 in 68 children
  • Boys are four times more likely to have autism than girls
  • About 40% of children with autism do not speak. About 25%–30% of children with autism have some words at 12 to 18 months of age and then lose them. Others might speak, but not until later in childhood
  • Autism greatly varies from person to person (no two people with autism are alike)
  • The rate of autism has steadily grown over the last twenty years
  • Comorbid conditions often associated with autism include Fragile X, allergies, asthma, epilepsy, bowel disease, gastrointestinal/digestive disorders, persistent viral infections, PANDAS, feeding disorders, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, ADHD, Tourette Syndrome, OCD, sensory integration dysfunction, sleeping disorders, immune disorders, autoimmune disorders, and neuroinflammation.
  • Autism is the fastest growing developmental disorder, yet most underfunded
  • A 2008 Danish Study found that the mortality risk among those with autism was nearly twice that of the general population
  • Children with autism do progress – early intervention is key
  • Autism is treatable, not a hopeless condition



retro sketches: sketch/rs158



78 comments:

  1. Wow, this is gorgeous! Love the gold!

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  2. your card is sooo pretty , love the addition of gold

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  3. LOVE this card and thanks for adding that info about Autism!! Thanks soooooo much for joining in this AWESOME blog hop!! You ROCK!!

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  4. A fabulous card and a great blog hop!
    Kath

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  5. Beautiful card for the hop, I love the message too!

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  6. A great card. Hope the hop is a huge success. It is for such a good cause. Happy Autism Awareness Day. Ann xxx

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  7. Eek! This is gorgeous. Love the layering and the hints of gold. Stunning!

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  8. Beautiful card, Teresa! Love all the gold accents!

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  9. This card is gorgeous! LOVE it!

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  10. Love your card! It is totally awesome.

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  11. This is just darling! Love your papers and colors. TFS Lizzy

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  12. Your layered, floral and 'love' card: perfect x awesome! Fabulous!
    ~c

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  13. Great job I really love this card. Thank you so much for being part of this blog hop for such a great cause!!Happy Stamping/Keep Moving Forward!!

    Jessica Lynn
    http://jessicalynnoriginalstamps.blogspot.com/

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  14. Gorgeous card, the gold is a perfect addition. xx

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  15. What a pretty card! I really love the staples and the gold accents!

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  16. Sweet card!! Love the sentiment!!

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  17. What a lovely card! Thanks for the info and inspiration!

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  18. Wow, this is sooo pretty. Love the layers!

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  19. Teresa, your card is beautiful and I loved reading your post. Thank you so much for joining the LIUB Blog Hop!

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  20. Super sweet card, love the polka dots and doily.

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  21. Love the touches of gold!! Very pretty!

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  22. Beautiful card!!! Kisses;)

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  23. I Like the colors in this card. Nice& soft

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  24. I was delighted to find this blog hop in aid of Autism as our 8yo son has low spectrum autism. He is a wonderful boy, much loved by many. Your card is brilliant! Thank you to all the sponsors for supporting this cause.

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  25. Such a very pretty card!! Smiles.xx

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  26. THIS IS... Awesome and so wonderful!!! I think it is a piece of art that I would like to hang in my home!! What a positive and reassuring affirmation to see!! You have used Simple Stories products in such a way to showcase this line and encourage others to declare what THEY ARE... Thanks so much for participating and supporting this hop!! I hope you have a REALLY GREAT day!!!

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  27. this is so beautiful. I love your list of stats, I had to copy and paste it to facebook. LIUB!

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  28. Lovely card! Love the colors ♥

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  29. Beautiful card, love each and every element you created this card with!

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  30. Very pretty card! I just love the flowers!

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  31. Wonderful card to support a great cause.

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  32. LOVE this sweet card! I haven't tackled that sketch yet, but love what you've done with it!

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  33. Beautiful card for a great cause.

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  34. thanks for joining us~ the card is gorgeous :)

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  35. Very pretty card! Happy World Autism Awareness Day!

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  36. What a pretty card! Thanks for participating! There is so much to learn about this disease.

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  37. This is a really lovely card! I have two children with autism. Thank you for supporting this cause.

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  38. What a lovely card. Your layers are wonderful. Thanks for taking part in the hop.

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  39. Teresa, this is beautiful! I LOVE the use of gold with the blue--and your sentiment is perfect for this hop! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  40. An utterly beautiful card, Teresa, and I just love the sentiment. Thank you so much for taking part in this hop that is just making my heart sing :)

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  41. Gorgeous combination of elements on your card, Teresa! Love the layers and pretty touches of gold :)

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  42. Wonderful sentiment and I like the layers.

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  43. you put so many lovely element on your card Teresa adorable add of the gold..
    Awesome made
    hugs,
    Monika
    (I love and proud to join this hop and hope you like to hop back to my card it is #155)

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  44. Love all the symbolism in your card.

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  45. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

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  46. This is so very pretty! Love the gold doily and overall design. Nice work! facebook.com/wavingmywand

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  47. great layers, it's bold with gold but still soft

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  48. OMG! I love those gorgeous layers. Such a great card!

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  49. Great card. I hope all people with autism feel loved and adored.

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  50. This is just layers and layers of gorgeousness!!

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  51. Love the variety of elements with this card, beautiful.

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  52. Awesome card! Loving this hop! My baby boy (14-year-old, Jake) has Autism, so this is close to my heart!

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  53. This is so pretty with the blue and gold-very classy indeed!!! ♥ Sue Kment

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  54. I saw you at the Light It Up for Autism Awareness hop and came over to take a closer look.
    I loVe your wonderful card. Thanks for sharing and for helping to raise Autism Awareness.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsbyDragonfly {blogspot}

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  55. This is so pretty!! LOVE the touches of gold!!
    Thanks so much for participating in this important hop!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  56. I really like the addition of the gold with your blue/green card. Thanks for shedding some light:)

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  57. Fabulous Teresa, thank you for joining us at RetroSketches!

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  58. Your card is very pretty! Thanks for the information about Autism too.

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  59. Gorgeous card and the perfect sentiment!

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  60. Absolutely awesome card, Teresa. Love all the pretty layers!

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  61. What a fabulous card. So glad to participate in such a fun and talented way to raise awareness.

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  62. This is gorgeous! I love the touches of gold! So pretty!

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Thank you so much for your comments, they mean so much to me. Have a wonderful day! Teresa

sparkle & shine *~*