April is Autism Awareness Month

Happy Hump Day Fellow Breeders:

Autism Awareness Month was established to increase global understanding and acceptance of people with autism. Autism is not a condition that we can run from nor are there cures right around the corner, but, we can learn through the eyes of those who deal with it every day.

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability; signs typically appear during early childhood and affect a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. ASD affects diagnosed individuals differently and to varying degrees. There is no known single cause of autism, however, Autism is treatable. Individuals with autism do not “outgrow” autism, but studies show that early diagnosis and intervention lead to significantly improved outcomes.

Some of the behaviors associated with autism include delayed learning of language; difficulty making eye contact or holding a conversation; difficulty with executive functioning, which relates to reasoning and planning; narrow, intense interests; poor motor skills’ and sensory sensitivities. Again, a person on the spectrum might follow many of these behaviors or just a few, or many others besides.

To keep the breeding community aware of special topics, Amaretto announced a full year (2013) of Awareness horse eyes born onto the grid.  These eyes were random drops to any horse version 3.5 or higher. These eyes DO have the ability to pass. The set included the Autism Awareness Eye.

https://horse.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Awareness_Eyes

Amaretto takes pride in being deeply involved in fundraising for various charities. From time to time, Limited Edition, Special Edition, and Collectors Edition breedables have been released to help raise funds for Autism charities. Just take a look at these Autism Awareness Horses that were released in April 2011.

The coat and eyes did NOT pass on these editions.

https://horse.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=2011_Autism_Awareness_Fundraiser_Horses

In April of 2015, Amaretto, once again, created some very special breedables to raise funds for a very deserving family with 3 Autistic children, The Torres Family. You can read more about this wonderful family at this link: http://amarettobreedables.com/pages/AUT2015

The Coats on these 2015 Autism Awareness editions did NOT pass. However, the eyes on the Horses, K9s, and chickens DID have the ability to pass, as well as the K9 collar.

https://horse.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=2015_Autism_Awareness_Fundraiser_Horses

https://k9.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=2015_Autism_Awareness_Fundraiser_K-9s

https://bird.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=2015_Autism_Awareness_Fundraiser_Barnyard_Birds

For more ways to help support Autism Awareness, please check out the webpage for the Autism Society: https://www.autism-society.org/

Till next time…Happy Breeding!

 

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