On Day 22 of Autism Awareness Month, I’d like to share 22 things with you. My wish is that these 22 things I am sharing will inspire, enlighten, and awaken you. I hope to have raised your awareness and expanded your acceptance. I would like to to be intrigued so much that you can hardly wait to share this post. On Day 22, I pray your eyes are opened that much more to see the miracle in each day and in all children.
- Autism is a super ability. It is something to be celebrated and understood. My son is just like your child, only different. I write that with a huge smile because it is an oxymoron but it is so true when you think about it. So, think about it. They play, sing, draw, color, dance, and go to school (or are homeschooled). They test our patience, are messy sometimes, and just loved to be loved. Our kids are bundles of joy, inspiration and imagination. They are inquisitive and need their voices heard. They are one in the same, only different because mine has a label. That is all. But in reality, we do not pay attention to that label that is placed on him. We see the ABLE not the label. He is able to do everything that a typical, healthy child can do.
- Share, Learn, Connect and Grow Give it a shot. Join in. Spread the LOVE.
- Autism is NOT a bad word. It is NOT taboo. It is just something “they” call what is learned as a disorder. It is NOT a disability, (to us) it IS a SUPER ABILITY. He can see, hear, smell, taste, walk, talk, imagine..and so on. How can a child that is blessed enough to do all that be considered disabled?
- Autism iis a spectrum. No two children who have autism are the same. So, when you have met one child with autism, you have met that one child, only. Have an open mind and do not put all children in a box and label them as not being able to do this or that.
- Autism is not a dead end road. It can be the greatest detour, if you let it. Only in you believe!
- Autism does not stop my son from anything he wants to do, nothing at all. He can and will do it all. All his dreams, hopes and desires. are his and he will become even more successful than anyone could ever imagine. His roots and his wings will be well established.
- Check THIS Out!!! You will see. Will you have known?
- Never give up hope. Always go for more and push beyond limits. My son did not talk for the first four years of his life. He is now ten and talks enough for several kids. I always joke with my husband saying that our son is making up for lost time which is why he talks excessively.
- Symptoms of Autism can greatly improve. With lots of determination, patience, time and just believing, the hand flaps, the spins, the spasms will one day feel like they are not there any longer. Many trips to speech and occupational therapy will improve the quality of life. And then one day you notice they are getting better and you find yourself remembering when your child used to flap, spin, etc.
- Click ME
- My Boy: part 1 This right here. The start of it all.
- I Forget. I do forget. I really do. What is there to remember though? Let’s see…
- Autism does not discriminate and it affects all children differently. What matters the most is how parents respond to it. It is how parents perceive autism. It is how they will learn and advocate. It is how they will be their child’s voice when they can not speak and even when they can.
- Autism is just another version of “normal”. What is “normal” to you may be foreign to others. And, that is more than OK. We are all here to teach and learn.
- If you would ask my son what autism means he would tell you that it means that he just does things a little differently than others. He will then tell you that autism is his super power. We have to build kids up. We have to put faith in them.
- April is autism awareness month but autism awareness and advocacy is and should be every day of the year. Raise people’s awareness. Give others hope. Share your stories. As I have stated before, we are all here to teach and learn. I was my son’s voice when he could not speak for the first four years of his life and I will will be his voice until my last breath.
- A diagnosis of autism is a wake up call. Pick up that phone! It is your turn to share your stories and triumphs. It is your turn to learn and advocate. Reach out to others. It is your turn to learn what you can do to ensure your child thrives. And he or she will! They will and can do it but they for sure need you on their side.
- No one really KNOWS where autism came from but as we learn of the statistics, one could see that every so often cases of autism rise. Not too long ago, it was 1 in 68 children have autism. And it increases as time passes. This could mean that autism is the new “normal”. It is all about perspective. Keep that in mind.
- You Know These People, Right? I am certain you do!
- One day, my son will be on THAT list. In great company, I might add.
- I would not change him for the world but I will do all I can to show the world that he will one day make it a better place for all of us. Because right now, he is already had a great start by making it much better for us, his family.
- I am Happy That My Son Has Autism
Thank you for your time reading.
Spread the LOVE. Share the knowledge.
We are ONE.