Today is World Autism Awareness Day! More awareness leads to more acceptance and understanding. This is the very reason we created our blog! To share our lives and experiences as people who love someone with autism to you!
I woke up this morning to text messages and Facebook wall posts from my friends letting me know they saw me and Bryce in the newspaper. I knew exactly why and immediately got dressed and headed to my nearest sky train station to pick up today’s 24 Hours Vancouver (a local paper) to discover our story was shared in today’s issue on page 3 (“Awareness is Key to Accepting Autism”.)
I knew they took pictures of us blowing bubbles yesterday at the Canucks Autism Network Family Festival in honour of World Autism Awareness Day and I spoke with a woman who was with the paper and did a little interview, but to actually see it on paper, and see how much of our story was published, even our website getting a shout-out, and how much attention it’s bringing autism today, it’s just completely overwhelming. I am literally at a loss for words. I am just so honoured that they used our picture and shared our story to help bring awareness to autism.
We’d like to thank Stephanie Ip of the 24 Hours Vancouver newspaper for sharing our story and Carmine Marinelli of the 24 Hours Vancouver newspaper for taking the beautiful picture! Check out the article here: “Awareness is Key to Accepting Autism”.
Thanks for reading,