Love is a Spectrum: Autism Awareness Month Campaign
Love is a Spectrum: Autism Awareness Month
“Wanting to be free. Wanting to be me. Trying to make people see. And accept the real me.” -Scott Lentine
In college, I studied & graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Rehabilitation Services which focuses on providing services to individuals with intellectual disabilities. During my semester long internship I worked with several adults with different disabilities. During my course work & internship, I grew particularly interested in studying Autism. I grew close to one of the clients I worked with who had Autism. His uncanny wit, self-awareness, and passion for learning truly inspired me. And talk about one-liners... he spat out some of the best one liners I’ve ever heard, and his comics were amazing.
Autism has always been somewhat of a mystery because it effects everyone who has it in such a unique way (just like our genes), which is where the puzzle piece came from. The puzzle piece started being the symbol for Autism in the 60's because the disease was said to be “puzzling.” There isn’t one direct cause of Autism or a direct genetic link. Recent research has stated that Autism is caused by genetic and environmental factors, but it’s still unclear.
I’m so thankful and fortunate to have worked with some incredible people with Autism. Before I started Love your Genes, my goal was to work with people who have Autism. On that note, this month hits home for me.
We’re excited to announce our month long Campaign: Love is a Spectrum & the release of limited edition LYG T-shirt’s in honor of Autism Awareness Month, featuring the autism puzzle piece in our logo 💛
They're available for pre-order now!
We will also be posting some guest interviews who will be sharing their personal experiences with Autism!