While the whole month of April is dedicated to Autism Awareness, today is World Autism Awareness Day.
As some of you might already know, we have been affected by autism in our family. And we have found it to be everything from an adventure to a challenge, from which we continue to learn daily.
In the first year or two after diagnosis, I lived on Google, sought advice from other parents with a child living with autism, read and learned from 'the experts'.
Now, while I am still learning and seeking information from a variety of sources (at the top of that list are my kidlet's words, actions, and behaviors...they will tell a lot if we'll just try to understand), one resource that I'm learning quite a bit from is the growing community of adults living with autism, who are sharing from their perspectives.
So, I thought it quite appropriate today to share with you a piece I read yesterday (thanks again to the tweeps tweeting away on twitter for sharing!), written by an adult living with high functioning autism, asking people to move beyond simply being aware of autism and learning more about what autism actually is.
Please take a few moments to click over and read. And if you have a story to tell, something insightful to share, or a resource you want to spread the word about in regards to autism, please do!