autism rate in 2012
The Autism Ratio Emoticon started when the autism rate became 1:88.
I turned the ratio into an emoticon and printed a few shirts.
It was amazing what a fantastic conversation starter it was!
I would tip my shirt sideways and explain the meaning.
Then the conversation could wander wherever it needed to go.
START THE CONVERSATION YOUR WAY
I created the first Autism Emoticon and affectionately named it Mini Mina after my mom. My children called my mother Mina because my oldest could not pronounce Nana. One year she had to postpone her Christmas visit due to illness. We didn't want her to miss seeing the kids open her presents, so we set aside all of her gifts until she was well enough to travel. She wasn't able to come see us until March. On her first day there, everyone gathered to open her long-awaited presents and to see her open ours. We declared the day Mini Mina Day. Typical of my mom, she continued the tradition until she passed away in 2009.