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krozman
02-07-2015, 07:50 PM
Title says itself.

Radbooks
02-07-2015, 07:53 PM
From Twitter:
Gonzaga Basketball ‏@ZagMBB 31m
GU coaches and staff are donning the @autismspeaks pins tonight in support of Coaches Powering Forward for autism:

Tmac5360
02-07-2015, 07:54 PM
Coaches, announcers and officials are wearing them for autism awareness.

tyra
02-07-2015, 10:07 PM
The reason for his wearing the pin was, well, to get people to ask. ��

gonzagafan62
02-07-2015, 10:09 PM
The reason for his wearing the pin was, well, to get people to ask. ��

Best response yet

TexasZagFan
02-07-2015, 10:10 PM
The reason for his wearing the pin was, well, to get people to ask. ��

Silly me... I thought it symbolized our problems with trapping defenses.

Zags_Fanatic
02-07-2015, 10:58 PM
A worthy cause for sure, my oldest has Autism Spectrum Disorder. She is high functioning but it is still a daily struggle.

Zags11
02-08-2015, 12:23 AM
From Twitter:
Gonzaga Basketball ‏@ZagMBB 31m
GU coaches and staff are donning the @autismspeaks pins tonight in support of Coaches Powering Forward for autism:

Awesome. My child has it and yep that's what it means. April is also the month.

Zags11
02-08-2015, 12:23 AM
A worthy cause for sure, my oldest has Autism Spectrum Disorder. She is high functioning but it is still a daily struggle.

How old? Mine is 8.

Zags_Fanatic
02-08-2015, 11:46 AM
How old? Mine is 8.

My daughter is 5, I guess we aren't supposed to call it Aspergers anymore...but she has Aspergers.

Zags11
02-08-2015, 12:54 PM
Oh. Yea it is trying at times but sure are great.

RenoZag
02-08-2015, 01:17 PM
http://www.autismspeaks.org/news/news-item/coach-son-spectrum-raising-autism-awareness

The program and the number of participants have grown since last year's inaugural event.

http://www.kintera.org/faf/home/ccp.asp?ievent=1125016&ccp=660039

Zags_Fanatic
02-08-2015, 02:31 PM
Oh. Yea it is trying at times but sure are great.

Definitely! An interesting mix of awe and frustration. For example, when my daughter was two she memorized the entire GU roster and their numbers, but now her hypersensitivity to loud noises makes it so she refuses to go to the games with us.

Zags11
02-08-2015, 08:51 PM
Definitely! An interesting mix of awe and frustration. For example, when my daughter was two she memorized the entire GU roster and their numbers, but now her hypersensitivity to loud noises makes it so she refuses to go to the games with us.


Wow, my son around 5 knew decade of excellence by memory. He will go to the games and rock out but issue is when he gets angry or sad. Then he is 10 times what we would be per the autistic dr. Im sure you know and understand this.

Zags11
02-08-2015, 08:52 PM
http://www.autismspeaks.org/news/news-item/coach-son-spectrum-raising-autism-awareness

The program and the number of participants have grown since last year's inaugural event.

http://www.kintera.org/faf/home/ccp.asp?ievent=1125016&ccp=660039

Thank you. :)

Once and Future Zag
02-09-2015, 07:37 AM
Another parent of 6 year old ASD kid here.

While awareness of ASD as being another way of processing the information of the world is great, I have some problems with the "Autism Speaks" organization.

To start, they don't have even any ASD folks on the actual board, and only 3% or so of their budget goes to family services, on top of that, for a long time they were associated with the asinine idea that vaccines were related to ASD.

More fundamentally than that, they see ASD folks as being diseased, rather than just different.

in many cases, the only "problems" that an ASD person actually has in life are neurotypical people trying to shoehorn ASD folks into some arbitrary one-size-fits all way of living, rather than accepting them as they are and being a little flexible in their expectations.

Once again, I like the sentiment of ASD Awareness, but not the organization they are supporting.

In general I would suggest http://autisticadvocacy.org for a better-run Autism Awareness/Advocacy group.

RenoZag
02-09-2015, 09:25 AM
Thanks for the info, Once. . .

TexasZagFan
02-09-2015, 09:31 AM
Thanks for the info, Once. . .

+1.