As a mother, I will never give up on my child. As a mother of a child who has autism, I will never give up hope.
I look into his eyes and I see all the potential that he has to offer to this beautiful world and I just know that one day the world can see what I see.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Autism Creations

April is autism awareness month, but really, autism awareness should be everyday!

MCM Creations with Autism Creations helps achieve this through tags. Creative, inspiring, and powerful sayings combined with beautiful colours that bring the words to life, MCM Creations takes autism awareness to a whole other level.

Being a fan of Autism Creations, and admiring their dedication on promoting autism awareness through tags and snags, (even tagging and snagging a couple of the pieces myself) I wanted to know their story.

Here is the interview:

Thank you, MCM Creations, for allowing me to ask you some questions about Autism Creations. I love how you promote autism awareness and autism acceptance through little one liners, little messages, combined with art.

Autism Creations has successfully turned into a couple of ‘snags and tags’ to hundreds of people showcasing your artwork and spreading autism awareness. It has to be an amazing feeling, and we just would love for you to share your story.

Tell us about Autism Creations.

Autism Creations is a place where people can come to enjoy and snag autism/aspergers awareness tags and have personal tags made for themselves and their loved ones.

What inspired/motivated you to create autism/aspergers tags?

I was inspired/motivated to create these tags from my own boys. They both have autism and non verbal and very low-functioning. As I met many more parents both on Facebook and through the school system I realized just how common autism has become. I've been playing around with this for a while now, but it wasn't until early this year when I really start working on making tags.

Seeing the world through the eyes of autism

If we don't stand up for our children, then who will?

Never give up on what you believe in. I believe in Autism Awareness and I believe in my child!

Where do you get your ideas from?

Mostly I get my ideas when I’m busy doing other things or when I trying to go to sleep, that's when most things come to me. There are however a few sayings that I loved and used in some of my tags.

I mostly like to make my tags different! Make them colorful, as anyone who knows anything about autism would know all the colorful puzzle pieces. I like to try to come up with things that most people know and live with everyday that people don't see in tags.

I also take suggestions for people who would like to see something made as a tag (example: meltdown tags were a suggestion.)

What is your hope for the future of Autism Creations?

What do I hope to come out of AC [Autism Creations]? To spread autism/aspergers awareness, to let others know they are not alone. To help anyway I may be able to.

To give others joy and happiness that autism isn't all bad, that there IS a good side to autism.

For the future of AC [Autism Creations] I would like to post notes, ect. everyday. To do that I may need to find help, as I don't always have time to do research, make tags, requests, and do what I need for my boys & family.

Maybe even after some time and research make some tags for other disabilities.

What are your thoughts on the success of Autism Creations now?

The success now is great, I just created this site maybe a month or two ago and I'm already up to almost 800 fans!

Thanks to many of the fans who have shared and suggested Autism Creations. It has been a big help in spreading autism/aspergers awareness.

Thank you so much for sharing your story with me, and with all of our viewers. I hope it brings more attention and helps promote autism awareness, and maybe get you a fan or two. :)

Thanks for reading,
Tanaya

2 comments:

  1. WOW this is freat!!! Thanks so much for this!!!!
    Michelle, Autism Creations

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  2. So, proud of my lil sis!!!

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