Saturday was World Autism Awareness Day. There are differing opinions in the autism community about having a day or month for awareness. After all, we are already aware of autism. We live it every day. Many of us already strive to educate others about what our loved ones face daily.
However, I know that there are a lot of causes out there that I know nothing about, and sometimes I might learn something new during a special time of “awareness”. So, I am doing my small part by using my blog this month for extra enlightenment.
Anyway, back to Saturday. I was on Twitter a lot, trying to get out the word about the Domestic Goddess’ fabulous list of what to say and not say to autism families (or any special need, for that matter) and Seth’s letter to President Obama. While I was on there, another autism warrior (Yes, she’s a warrior. She was working tirelessly to get the word out.) told me she was sad about the lack of response from those not touched by autism. She felt like people weren’t listening. I’d like to tell her today about two people who are listening.
The other day my Gabby Mom team leader encouraged me to tell all the Gabby Moms about my Autism Awareness Month project. I did, and some ladies responded that they were glad to know about the project. My team leader took it one step further. She wrote a blog post about my project!
My writing buddy invited me to guest post on her blog today to help promote Autism Awareness Month. She does not have any autistic children. Lea Ann just wanted to help. If you’re curious about my journey to homeschooling Dr. J, you can click here to read about it on LeaAnn’s site.
See, this is exactly what Autism Awareness Month is about. Touching a person here or there enough that they want to learn more, or help spread the word. Thank you to these ladies, and all other folks who are helping their friends. It’s just like anything else in life, one step at a time. One. Step. At. A. Time.