We are Lighting it up blue for David on World Autism Day!
Remember, April is World Autism Month so please continue to spread awareness and support for everyone affected by Autism.
Light It Up Blue for World Autism Day
I’ve been asked a lot about being so open with David’s disorder and how easy it is for me to share about it.
The thing is, I don’t know any other way to be. I have to share, I have to talk about it, I have to scream it from the rooftops. No I don’t want pity, and David doesn’t need anyone feeling bad for him. That’s not why I share any of this. I do it because I need to normalize it.
Autism isn’t a dirty word and the more we hide it and let it make us feel ashamed, the worse it is. It just means David’s brain works a little differently than others. That’s it. Nothing more, nothing less.
David was diagnosed when he was 3 years old. We’ve been in this world for 6 years now and it’s hard to be in it alone. This is the hand we were dealt and it’s better to be open about it and put it out there.
Maybe by me talking about it so much someone else feels a little less alone. Maybe there’s a mom out there whose child was just diagnosed and she feels like it’s the end of the world. I know because I felt that way. I hope that me sharing just a little bit of our journey with David that it helps that mom or dad feel a little better.
I appreciate anyone who messages me and shows their support for Autism and for David. I just urge you to continue even after the month of April. Reach out to your friends and family that are affected by this disorder. Volunteer at a local church or organization. Make a real effort to be there for someone who feels lost and afraid and doesn’t know how to handle an Autism diagnosis. Do whatever you can to show support!
If you are a fellow Autism parent, my hat’s off to you. We are in this together.