Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Autism Awareness Blog Hop

Hello and welcome 😊
I am participating today in an Autism Awareness blog hop.
You are currently here with me Kim Oliver - KOCreations Cards. I have a NEXT button further down on this post to enable you to continue moving through the hop.

This condition is one that is close to my heart. I have family that deal with this and reactions from other people on a daily basis.
So trying to create positivity and ensure greater public awareness of the condition is very important to me.

I found this tip to be very helpful when communicating with my nephew.

If you have a family member or friend who is autistic please consider them when you are communicating.
Communicating with someone on the spectrum can be difficult at times for us, but consider how they feel!
Carefully consider their communication needs. If the individual has difficulty communicating their wants and or needs they tend to become frustrated and upset. Don't assume that because the individual is highly verbal that they have the skills to cope and adequately communicate when stressed or in unfamiliar surrounds and situations.
Think about showing rather than telling when trying to teach  or even talk about something new. Objects, pictures and or written information all help the individual absorb and is far more effective than just verbally telling.
Visual supports are beneficial even after the individual no longer seems to need them.
I know I like to have visual aids sometimes when learning about something new.
In times of high stress for autistic individuals these visual supports can be a great aid to them throughout their lifetime. Don't just suddenly stop using visual supports for the individual with out talking to them and their parents/team. 
Being repetitive and patient may be frustrating for us, but in the end it does help the individual.

I hope you found that little bit of info helpful.

Here are my projects that I created for this Awareness hop.

Grow Your Awareness

#kocreationscards #autsimawarenes #autismspectrum #autismspeaks #growyourawareness #stampinup #cardmaking #papercraft

For the card above I have used a brand new set called Rooted In Nature. This was a given to me for my Onstage Display stampin for the Onstage Sydney 2018 event.
Using my Stampin' Write Markers I coloured my tree. I huffed heavily and stamped the image.
The sentiment was created using the Labeler Alphabet.
The little butterflies were created by water colouring a small piece of scrap thick whisper white and using the (retired) Timeless Tags thinlits.

Love the Person in the Puzzle

#kocreationscards #autsimawarenes #autismspectrum #autismspeaks #growyourawareness #stampinup #cardmaking #papercraft

For this little number I have used the Sunshine Wishes thinlits as well as the Sassy Hearts framelits.

I do hope you have enjoyed my projects today.

To continue moving through the hop please click on the NEXT button below.

The charity I have chosen to donate to help raise awareness and support is 

Autism Tasmania is a community based, not for profit, incorporated association and registered charity, established in 1992.
They are committed to improving the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum, their families, carers and to improve the community awareness and understanding of autism and related communication conditions.
They are guided by consultation with members of the Autism community in their advocacy for equity and fairness.

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  1. What an awesome set of cards! Love the messages and the designs. Perfectly created! :)

  2. Ohhh, Kim...the colors are amazing! Fantastic ideas. Thanks for sharing and hopping with us.

  3. WOW! The rainbow butterfly tree such a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  4. WOW, both your cards are fabulous, but your tree is AMAZING!!!!! Love it!

  5. Wow! I love both your cards, especially the tree with birds. What a clever idea!!!

  6. Wow! Kim love your autism cards. I need to buy them off you in bulk.... my son is autistic and there will never be enough awareness xx

    1. You are very kind Deb :) I am giving these ones to my Sister. But if you need any direction making your own let me know. I am happy to help x

  7. Fabulous cards!! The rainbow card is so pretty!

  8. Two beautiful cards but ohhhh, the tree one has my heart! I appreciate your communication tip too. Thank you for sharing Kim!

  9. Just gorgeous, Kim. I love the 'Love the person in the puzzle' - so true. D xox

  10. Both of these cards are so perfect, but I especially love the "Grow Your Awareness" card. The butterflies flying out of the colourful tree symbolize the sentiment so well. Loved hopping with you! Hugs from Canada.💖


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