“Oh there’s nothing wrong with your kid that a good spankin’ won’t solve.”
“Give him to me for one day and I bet he will come back a different child.”
“All I ever hear on your Facebook page is about Autism, you should change the subject sometimes.”
“I just don’t understand what you’re talking about, your kid looks normal.”
The month of April you will hear news reports and read newspaper and magazine articles about Autism but the statements above, families with children on the Spectrum have heard time and time again. 1 in 68 children will be diagnosed with autism. That is a staggering number and many American’s that did not grow up with Autism in their backyard like today do not understand. Where America recognizes Autism Awareness month as the month of April, Autism Awareness in households like mine is every day. It’s about educating people everyday and looking at how far you have come and how far you have to go for your child(ren) to be functional. More and more we are hearing of families with more than one child on the spectrum, where most people did not think that existed years ago. It does in my home any many other homes around the USA.
I am not writing this post for sympathy. This is my life. This is what I live. I am in a great place with my children, where as in 2005 when my journey began, I couldn’t say the same thing. So this April, I am dedicating my blog to Autism Awareness. You will from educators and parents and even my son about what it’s like or what they do. Hope you enjoy this Month and the words that will be on my page.