Light It Up Blue for World Autism Day
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.
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 with Autism when he was just 3 years old so we’ve been in this world for 6 years now. As an autism mom, I know first-hand it’s hard to be in it alone.
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. My hope is that by sharing just a little bit of our journey with David that it helps that mom or dad feel a little better.
I appreciate anyone’s support for Autism and for David and urge you to continue even after the month of April. Volunteer at a local church or organization. Do your part and make a real effort to be there for someone. 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.