Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Autism Awareness Month

Today begins Autism Awareness Month, across the world.
But, what does that mean, for little old me, and my family?

In all truth, not a lot!

I will change my profile picture on facebook, as I do every year:

As always, I won't say too much about my other child on the spectrum. Because, despite how 'aware' we all claim to be, he would still get picked on and pushed out. It is our job to educate our children to understand differences, something too many fail at.

My only hope, is that people will read up about autism. That one day people will stop asking stupid questions.

No, my children will not grow out of it.
Medication will not help.
It is NOT a temper tantrum.

So, yes, I will be changing my profile picture blue for April.
I won't be pressuring people to understand, that is a choice. Same as, how I raise my children is my choice.

If you ever want to ask me something that you don't understand, feel free. I won't be offended, I'll be pleased you care!

It would be lovely if just one person reading this today looked up Autism, though. Little steps make big changes.

Much Love

2 comments:

  1. Love this post. There seems to be more awareness of autism but not necessarily more understanding and that's the important part. As someone who works with autistic children and a parent myself (not of an autistic child) I salute you. I think you parents do an amazing job and people often forget just how tough it can be. Xx

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    1. I couldn't agree more! Like bringing up any child, it brings challenges and rewards. Yes, it can be tough, but it's my normal xxx

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