Today is April 2nd and it’s Light It Up Blue. Wear blue today to show support for Autisim Awareness. I know there is a lot of people upset with the Light It Up blue with Autism Speaks. I have seen people say Autism Speaks should light it up Green. I am not writing to support Autism Speaks. I am writing to ask you to wear blue to show support for Autism Awareness.I am dressed in blue.
I am going to try to have different articles during the month of April on Autism. I can’t promise how many I will come out with. We live with autism everyday and each day is a new challenge. My son has been diagnosed with autism for 10 years now. My son has high functioning autism. My daughter was recently diagnosed with pdd nos. However we are leaning towards Aspergers.
It’s been one heck of a ride through these last few years. Even though it has been hard and trying I would do it all over again. The new statistics that are out are frightening. The CDC has stated that autism is up 78% in the United States. 1 in 88 Children are diagnosed with autism. 1 in 54 are boys.
I see a lot of studies on children. I think somewhere along the lines we are missing out on the older generation who has autism. I think we are also not hearing about autism in adults enough. The issue is we need to make awareness heard for EVERYONE with autism. Each person with autism is different and each one is unique in there own way.
If you would like to learn more about Autism. Check out my most recent post. I was inspired to write it as a friend of mine asked me if I would help out a friend whose child was recently diagnosed. It sparked my thoughts on how I felt when my son was first diagnosed. I even learned a couple new things while writing.
I am encouraging you to challenge yourself and learn something new about autism. If you would like share what you find in the comments below.