Today I’m starting my ‘Blogging from A to Z challenge’ with the letter A.
Some of you may already know that April is Autism Awareness Month and that April 2nd is National Autism Day; Everyone is encouraged to light it up blue to help spread awareness of Autism. I’m sharing this information in honor of my daughter, who has Autism. It has been a difficult and trying four years, but I would not go back and change a thing. I am thankful God has blessed me with my daughter, as He knows that I am not afraid to use my voice, to speak out for those who can’t.
If you would like to learn more about Autism or Lighting it up blue in honor of someone with Autism, click here.
Click on the image above to learn how you can Light It Up Blue for someone.
As an adult Aspie (not confirmed till age 29 given the era I grew up in), I’ll be interested in reading your posts during the Challenge. I’ve known I have an ASD for almost five years (and my mother and I long suspected it anyway), but only recently have started coming more out of the closet about it. I’m absolutely horrified by how some people speak about their own autistic children, like calling them soulless, damaged, imperfect, defective, not as good as neurotypical kids, etc., not to mention some of the horrific things done to these children, like chelation and bleach enemas.
Oh wow! I would never call my daughter any of those things. She’s very, very smart and has a wonderful memory that I wish I could have. She and I have a lot of fun together. Plus, I get to see the world through her eyes and she’s taught me a lot of things. She has, on occasion, been challenging, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. It is very nice to meet you and I hope you will enjoy reading my post that I do share about my daughter. Some of them are quite entertaining, such as ‘The Day I Brought Home A Giraffe’.
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Dear Mrs. Jennifer,
I am do a National History Day project on Autism. I would like to use this site as one of my sources. Would that be okay? I would love it if I could.
Yes, that would be great! 🙂 Any questions, just let me know.
Thank you soooo much. I look forward to using your site. I do have a question though. Do you take donations for awareness to give for charities or scientific studies? It would be great if you can answer me by this Friday. Thanks a lot.
I don’t take donations personally, no.