Autism Awareness Virtual Race
The medal for this Autism Awareness virtual race is very special. It was designed by a very special 14 year old girl who has autistic siblings.The middle puzzle piece swivels for a double sided display. The front displays the race distances of 5K, 10K, and 13.1 with the saying “Solving the Puzzle One Step at a Time”. The back displays an acronym for the word Autism: Always Unique Totally Interesting Sometimes Mysterious
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Autism and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. They include autistic disorder (sometimes referred to as “classic autism”), Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) and Asperger syndrome. ASD can be associated with intellectual disability, difficulties in motor coordination and attention and physical health issues such as sleep and gastrointestinal disturbances. Some persons with ASD excel in visual skills, music, math and art.