World Autism Day

2 Apr

This morning a friend with autistic daughter posted on facebook that in honor of the day, they celebrated with a melt-down, refusal to wear blue (the color associated with autism awareness) and they were late to school.

In a way that is the ultimate celebration of the day. Autism is not all rainbows and flowers and even those who feel blessed by our children with autism have our moments. And while I maintain that my normally developing children are more challenging to parent than my one with autism, I have times when I wonder (occasionally out loud), “Why would God trust me THIS much?”

Today is not a day of mourning. Nor is it a day of over-the-top celebrating. The mantra for the day should be this:

Education–>Awareness–>Understanding–>Acceptance.

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