26 Days of Autism Awareness from A to Z

From one year ago. This year I will commit to Autism Awareness Month a bit differently. I have learned a lot in the last year and recognize my own catharsis in the shifting of focus as my child ages. Parents and self advocates must co-exist and unite in a way that opens the doors to awareness that will benefit all. And us parents…well…we gotta start somewhere…

Running through Water

Day 23In honor of Autism Awareness month in April of last year I started a project to raise my own awareness on my small little corner of Facebook by lettering each day A-Z and sharing a little bit what autism is and what autism isn’t. I have two beautiful boys both with Autism. They couldn’t be any different and while each have their unique challenges they also each have their unique strengths. Given how differently they present I thought it might be worthwhile to talk a bit about how Autism can manifest, issues facing individuals with disability and how Autism is a family systems issue.  My boys don’t just have Autism.  We are a family living with Autism.  Initially without telling too much, I shared how things might look a little behind closed doors along with a personal photo to my friends who might not otherwise get that glimpse.  But as…

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