Have you seen any colourful rocks left in popular tourist sites, in towns and villages or hidden on paths near you?
Rock painting is vastly popular with adults and children alike painting stones with a design and leaving them in places to be found by others
Finders can either keep the rock or move them to somewhere else and share their finds on social media.
We decided to join in the fun (rock painting is really addictive!) and raise a little bit of autism awareness and acceptance at the same time.
Searching for and hiding rocks is a fabulous way to get the whole family outdoors together.
If you’ve found this post via a painted rock…please leave a comment below to say ‘Hi’ and tell us where our rock has travelled to, raising awareness as it goes.
You might want to watch this video from the National Autistic Society to find out what autism is:
Or you can read some of the facts below…
- Autism is a neurological difference – that means autistic people’s brains are ‘wired’ differently.
- Autism is an invisible disability – you can’t tell someone is autistic just by looking at them.
- Autism affects more than 1 in 100 people – fact. Over 700,000 people in UK are autistic. – National Autistic Society
- You will know someone with autism!
- Girls can have autism too – Aspien Girl
- Autism is a spectrum – autistic people share certain difficulties, but are affected in different ways.
- There are three types of autism
Asperger’s Syndrome &
Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA).
- PDA is a type of autism that is underpinned by anxiety and an intolerance of uncertainty. PDA’ers instinctively avoid demands (even self imposed ones) as a way of feeling in control. ‘Does my child have PDA?’ – PDA Society
Than you for reading to the end and helping us raise autism awareness and autism acceptance. Garforth Rocks – and so does autism. 🙂