World Autism Day

So here we are again. World Autism Day.

Not sure what that means anymore – when Tyler was diagnosed in 2004 the t-shirt I was given at my first “support walk” said 1 in 150 on the back.

What are we going to do when it is 1 in 2? Who will take care of this next generation with so many sick kids- let’s not forget diabetes, cancer, etc… is out there as well debilitating our children. Has to be environmental factors doing this. Genetic epidemics do not happen so, more than awareness, let’s get busy helping this next generation of children who will need care long after their parents are gone.

 

When Children with Autism Grow Up.

Take a look at this link. The story covers what we parents have been asking from day one – what happens when our kids with autism become adults with autism if they are not able to take care of themselves? Sad. There is a quote here that calls this a “groundbreaking study.” Groundbreaking? Not really. I have been asking these questions since Tyler was diagnosed in 2004. We just hit 1 in 36 people diagnosed with autism in 2017, and articles like these just keep asking the obvious questions with no real work towards a solution!

https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2018/03/05/autism-challenges-persist/24802/?platform=hootsuite