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knitpurlgurl 03-31-2009 09:15 AM

Autism Awareness
I started a Ravelry group to knit an Autism Awareness scarf. If interested, please check it out.

As many of you know, my son has Asperger's Syndrome - which is on the Autism Spectrum. April is Autism Awareness Month! Please join me in raising awareness. :)

cftwo 03-31-2009 10:56 AM

Are you familiar with this Aspergers/Autism group on Ravelry? I bet those ladies would be interested in your scarf. :)

Simply_Renee 03-31-2009 11:05 AM

What a neat idea. I would love to see what it looks like knitted up.

MoniDew 03-31-2009 11:39 AM

my mother, myself, my daughter, and my grandson (her son) all have some kind of Asperger's like social-issue (undiagnosed except for the grandson. Until then they didn't test in schools). My mother is the only one who has MAJOR issues, while the rest of us muddle through. (since then we've discovered 2 other nephews who have it - on opposite sides of the family!)
whenever we are in a loud, crowded, caotic place, we totally shut down and withdraw due to the sensory overload. It's why I work from home and don't go out in public much and never longer than a couple of hours - tops!
I've been called "insane," "bipolar," "schzophrenic," etc by people who don't get why I am semi normal in ones/twos/tiny groups, but go nuts in crowds.
so, let me go check out this scarf.

Eekee 03-31-2009 02:02 PM

Thanks for posting this. We're in the process of getting my 6 year old son a diagnosis of Aspergers. He's a former preemie with sensory integration disorder, but as he's gotten older, it's become more apparent that he fits somewhere on the mild end of the spectrum.

Shandeh 03-31-2009 02:31 PM

My oldest son has Asperger's. He's 23 now, and studying biochemistry in college.

knitpurlgurl 03-31-2009 03:44 PM

I am a member of that group - thanks! :D

Eekee 03-31-2009 05:17 PM

Am I reading that pattern right? They want me to knit however many stitches with one color, then cut, and tie on a new color? That's anywhere from 23 stitches to ONE stitch! So, I'd have at least 9 color changes per round, doing the chart twice. Is that right, or am I missing something?

knitpurlgurl 03-31-2009 07:19 PM

That's correct.. from what she says, you're knitting in a tube and you never weave the ends in. You seam it up with the ends inside the scarf. :)

Icepaw28 02-09-2012 05:46 PM

My older brother has Asperger's and he loves to take things apart then put them back together I wonder what he would think of this scarf?

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