April is National Autism Awareness month and what better way to kick off the month of awareness and acceptance than sharing the ways we spread autism awareness.
We created BubblesMakeHimSmile.com on March 16th, 2010 with the intention of raising funds for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) for Bryce. It quickly turned into an outlet for us to share our lives and experiences as people who love someone with autism. There are no guidelines to what we write about, but our intention has always been to just share our story. Some of our popular blog posts are: Everybody Poops! (our toilet training terrors), Autism Quotes and Words to Live By (part of a series we have of quotes contributed by our Facebook friends), and Colour Me (a picture of an autism awareness ribbon you can print and colour).
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The number one way we spread autism awareness is blowing bubbles! We pack up our bubble blowers, some bubble solution and batteries, throw on our Bubbles Make Him Smile t-shirts, and hit up the streets in our community at tons of different events throughout the year. We’ve even been featured in a couple local newspapers because of it. It’s one of my favourite ways to promote autism awareness because blowing bubbles get’s people talking, asking about us, asking questions, learning about autism, and learning about us. Not to mention, I love how the bubbles make everyone smile! :)
The nation may recognize April as Autism Awareness Month, but we live it everyday. We share our story because autism awareness is the key to understanding and accepting autism. That’s the goal. That’s our goal.
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