Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Autism Awareness Month

This month, April, is World Autism Awareness Month. With the 2nd (today) being awareness day. 

I know in our current climate there are awareness days for everything, but I think they are worthwhile. Obviously this one is closer to my heart though, because we live with autism.

I use this blog to talk about the success' we have, and the failures. I rarely talk about the stuff our family calls 'the joy of autism'. Every person copes with things in a different way. We have learnt to laugh things off, realise our mistake and learn from it! 

Things like:

Little A sneezing on K's head, to which K said, sarcastically, 'lovely'. Little A turned to me and asked what lovely was, I told him it was a good thing, when it is something nice. He then looks at K and asks if he likes having his face sneezed on!

Trying to tell RJ a joke........it just doesn't happen. You spend the day explaining it to him. When he does understand it, it's a joy.

Getting ready in the mornings..........oh, that's a joy!?

Those are just every day things for us. Saying the wrong word. Or not saying anything, which can be so much worse.
It is only recently that little A has learnt to understand 'uh-huh'. It is an agreeable sound that we all use regularly, imagine how frustrating it can be to hear that, but not understand it?

Over the month I am going to do a few of these blogs. I am going to use the month to use my little corner of the world, Ojo's World, to show you what our life is like.

I do not say that I know it all, I don't. I do, however, know my children. What I also know is that we should all:


9 comments:

  1. I hope that lots of people read your blog during April to get an insight into life with autism x

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  2. I don't know very much about at all about Autism as I've never had any contact with it so I'm really looking forward to reading your blog this month and learning a bit more about it :) x

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    1. Thank you, that's a lovely comment to read xx

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  3. A great post to kick of Autism Awareness Month Jo. I look forward to catch up with all the info and fundraising and learning a little more from you all myself.
    Hayley x

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  4. A fab post to raise awareness x

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  5. I count myself lucky to read so many blogs which have helped me understand autism so much better. Thank you for writing this post and sharing with PoCoLo x

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I do love comments and read them all, please be nice and tboughful to others x