Learn. Demand Action.

I wanted to share this article and some key points, I know I say over and over.

  • Autism is defined as a disability people as in disabled. As in not able to lead a typically healthy independent life and for some people it comes with comorbid conditions of complete suffering.
  • It is insulting to call it AUsome people please stop doing that. Learn.
  • Demand action. Fight for quality adult programs and residential facilities so that your children will in their future not be overwhelmed by the burden of what to do with all these kids with autism quickly becoming adults with autism. 1 in 36 are the new numbers.
  • 1 in 36 are the new numbers.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/lets-start-honoring-people-with-autism-by-stopping_us_58dbf66ee4b0487a198a5686?ncid=engmodushpmg00000003

 

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.

 

Here We Go Autism Awareness Month

As we roll into “autism awareness month” tomorrow, I want to preemptively share a piece I think is well written and that I agree with.

I take some comfort that this year “autism month” begins on what also happens to be Easter Sunday. For our family, our faith is what we have left to cling to as Tyler is almost an adult and not much has improved for this wave of kids with autism since he was diagnosed in 2004.

Tomorrow we will focus our eyes on Jesus and the miracle that Easter Sunday promises. I take such comfort in the first shall be last and the last get a crown. Oh! the crown my sweet Tyler will have someday.

https://walkinginquicksand.com/2017/09/07/if-youre-whitewashing-autism-youre-part-of-the-problem/

Kevin and Avonte’s Law Has Passed.

Repost from National Autism Association

Kevin and Avonte’s Law has passed and will help save lives in the autism community and beyond. To all of those through the years who made phone calls, wrote letters, and advocated for police training, wandering prevention programs, and protecting the lives of those with developmental disabilities, we thank you!

We’re incredibly grateful to Senator Chuck Grassley, Senator Chuck Schumer, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Senator Thom Tillis, Congressman Chris Smith, US Congresswoman Maxine Waters for your leadership on this critical piece of legislation. To the staffers who worked nights, weekends, around the clock to get this bill passed, we are so thankful for you!

Kevin & Avonte’s Law Has Passed