Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Turning Blue for Autism

Today is World Autism Day! Will you be showing your blue?

The statistics are staggering: 1 in 68 kids have autism.

People say that's because diagnosing is more common today than even 5 years ago.

I say it is harder than ever to get people to listen.

People say that's because "Most kids diagnosed aren't really autistic."

I say, walk a mile or even a minute in my shoes to see the reality of the struggles every day in our private lives.

I ask you to Light It Up Blue today to show acceptance of those with autism. Those with autism are blessings to our world and present amazing perspectives to otherwise insurmountable problems. (Think Temple Grandin)

For today, don't question the statistics, or the "legitimacy of diagnoses", or anything else about autism--just go blue for today.

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