My Family, The Main People (or Victims) I Knit For

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month. Today is World Autism Awareness Day​. My husband & I have a child with Asperger's Syndrome which is also referred to as Asperger syndrome (AS), Asperger disorder (AD), simply Asperger's or high functioning autism It is an autism spectrum disorder that affects language and behavioral development. EVERY person on the spectrum is very different from each other!  There are a lot of myths and misunderstandings about Asperger's floating around and an awareness day and month could help change that.. My child has asked for their privacy in regards to Asperger's, which my husband & I fully respect and hopes the rest of you will do the same. Please support Autism Awareness Month by educating yourself & others, by asking questions if you do not understand, by not judging a child that is having a meltdown in public while a parent is trying to deal with the situation, do not exclude a child from gatherings because you think it would "easier" for them, and over all be UNDERSTANDING when a situation requires certain things, like the volume to be lower, smaller groups, not changing schedules, or whatever is needed. Do not judge a parent by believing they are pampering/babying their child. Please change your FB cover photo to this photo to show support. Thanks!