​​Press Release, September 1, 2014

Bringing Understanding & Acceptance To Schools

Our local comic strip artist, Qamdhyn Hale of QamQomics creator of Asp & Norm, a comic strip created to spread the message of Autism Spectrum Acceptance Education has formed a collaboration with A Touch of Understanding.  A Touch of Understanding (ATOU) provides disability awareness programs designed to educate a new generation to understand the challenges associated with disabilities and to accept and respect all individuals.  ATOU’s purpose is perfectly in alignment with Asp & Norm’s message of ASD Acceptance.   Qamdhyn will be a guest speaker at a few of ATOU’s school workshops this year.  Below is the short list of schools that Qamdhyn will be speaking at through the end of the year:

 Woodridge Elementary                 September 18, 2014 

Heritage Oak Elementary               October 10, 2014

Antelope Meadows Elementary      November 12, 2014  

Why is Autism Acceptance Education needed?  CDC reports that Autism rates soar 30% in 2 years. Researchers estimate that 1 in 68 children now has autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The data reveals that ASD is almost five times more common among boys than girls, with 1 in 42 boys estimated to have the disorder, compared with 1 in 189 girls. Chances are you know someone who is part of the Autism Spectrum. This growing population needs more than understanding it needs acceptance.If you are interested in having Qamdhyn come speak at your school about ASD Acceptance please send your requests toQamQomics@gmail.com.  Qamdhyn continues to edit his educational booklet Asp & Norm Educate on ASD Acceptance, look for it early fall.