One purpose of National Gynecologic Cancer Month is to spread awareness, which is defined as the knowledge that something exists. There is a sense of vagueness to the word, awareness.
Instead of awareness, I choose the word knowledge: acts, information, and skills acquired by a person through experience or education.
This morning there was a warning about a railroad crossing in my path ahead. I did not ignore the sign painted on the pavement. I paid attention to where I was walking and stopped at the railroad tracks to be sure there was no train coming.
I made a conscious decision. We, humans, choose our behaviors, actions, and how we do or do not listen to our body’s warning signs. I challenge you to seek medical advice if any of these persist for 2 weeks. Insist on getting an ultrasound or a CT scan.
- Unusual or bloody discharge (seek medical advice immediately)
- Change in bowel or bladder habits
- Suddenly feeling full from eating even a small portion
- Painful intercourse
- Extreme fatigue every day
- Back or pelvic pain
I hope my Teal Takeover walk each day will inspire you to do the same. If you want to donate to my team or form your own, just go to https://www.classy.org/team/446017. Every penny goes to promoting knowledge and funds for research.
“Thank you for taking the time to read this blog.“
What do these three famous people have in common?
They are just a few of MANY who have or had autism. The symptoms vary and each individual adapts to their condition differently. Their education, the parent’s acceptance and understanding, the type and severity of symptoms, and society’s reaction are all important in how those with autism adjust and adapt.
According to the DSM-V, this condition is now called Autism Spectrum Disorder, though many of us just say autism. It has clearly been determined that it is NOT related to schizophrenia.
The symptoms are poor eye contact, repetitive behaviors, and poor social interaction skills. Some have few or no spoken words, while others do not respond to their names when called.
Famous people who have been diagnosed with ASD:
- Steve Jobs
- Susan Boyle
- Andy Warhol
- Jerry Seinfeld
- Sir Anthony Hopkins
- Hans Christian Anderson
- and many more.
The cause(s) of ASD has not been scientifically proven. Through MRI’s it has been determined that certain areas of the brain are different for those with autism versus the general population.
- DO YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE?
- INTERESTED IN LEARNING HOW ONE WOMAN HELPED START THE FIRST CHARTER SCHOOL FOR AUTISM IN FLORIDA?
- DO YOU KNOW WHAT ARE CONSIDERED THE BEST TEACHING METHODS?
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND INSIGHT INTO THE WORLD OF AUTISM, EDUCATING AND RAISING A CHILD WITH AUTISM, AND WHAT ARE SOME RESOURCES, LISTEN TO THE PODCAST FROM FRESH INK GROUP ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4 AT 8:00 PM ET.