It is THAT time of year again.
It is almost April, and that means you will see and hear all things autism for a WHOLE MONTH.
However, autism doesn’t begin and end in April though. For many of us, autism is year round. Autism is our everyday.
Autism is not a thing to be feared. Our loved ones need to be embraced. They need to be accepted. They need to be understood.
Do you not know much about autism? Do you have a question about autism? Ask an autistic. Ask a parent, sibling or caregiver of an autistic child. My bet is that if you did, your questions would be welcomed because:
Autism is our everyday.
That beautiful face you see up there, he is my son Michael.
Does he have ups and downs? Of course. We all do at one point or another.
But…he is happy. He is smart. He has a magnetic personality. He has a smile that can melt your heart. He is one of the most caring and empathetic people I know. I love him more than life itself, as I do all three of my children. He is a face of autism. He is our everday, and I wouldn’t change that for the world.
***Want to learn more about autism? This link is a great reference: http://m.wikihow.com/Explain-Autism-to-People