April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day. April is Autism Awareness Month. Five years ago, we were going through the evaluation process – I had no idea what autism was, let alone know that it had a whole month of awareness. Maybe if I had been more aware, I would have gotten Norrin evaluated sooner. I think that’s why, I am so passionate about sharing our family experience so publicly. I want people to be aware.
Autism Awareness Month is not for autism parents. For us, Autism Awareness is every day. This month is for everyone else. For parents of typical kids, grandparents, friends, coworkers, teachers, social workers, police officers, employers, store clerks etc. This is the month, we want people to not only be aware but to understand and accept.
So today – I’m sharing ten posts that I hope will give you a better understanding of autism. If you don’t know what autism is, if you don’t know what’s okay to ask, if you’ve never met a kid with autism or if you think having a child with autism, is something to be sorry about – then please take the time to click through through the photos.
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I have TONS to share for Autism Awareness month – from parents, siblings, dads and more. Stay tuned!