Tuesday was World Autism Awareness Day. The color is blue.
Do more than be aware.
Hire a person with autism.
Befriend a person with autism. Will’s first friend in fifth grade meant the world to him, and to us. Many befriended him in high school and in the church youth group. Mary had more difficulty making friends.
Befriend their parents; having a child with autism can be very isolating. Befriend their siblings.
Support autism research and autism support groups.
Provide respite if you can, or a meal. Raising children with autism is exhausting and at times, lonely.
Maybe they ought to change the name to World Autism ACTION day.
Very well said!
Emily Ladau (@emily_ladau) said:
I strongly agree we must move beyond awareness!
Love that…World Autism ACTION day. I think people are *aware* of autism, but then what?
I also like the idea of adding ACTION. Thank you for that thought, and keep writing!
Thanks so much for this. My son David is autistic. That’s who is is;it’s not a curse or a sentence. It’s what makes him unique and special. If only those around him could see that. And if only their parents didn’t think that he was what he was because I didn’t do my job right.