As a mother, I will never give up on my child. As a mother of a child who has autism, I will never give up hope.
I look into his eyes and I see all the potential that he has to offer to this beautiful world and I just know that one day the world can see what I see.

Follow my blog as I share my life and my experiences as a person who loves someone with autism.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

“It’s Ok, I Understand.”

Recent research indicates that 1 in 91 children are diagnosed with autism. Now is the time to educate yourself on autisms characteristics, not only because early identification leads to early intervention, but because chances are, you will meet someone in your lifetime who has autism.

Autism Characteristics

I can’t even count on one hand on how many times a day I feel the need to explain Bryce to people. It’s not that I have to, but some people just look at these characteristics as misbehaving children or look at me like I’m a bad parent. I’m the number one advocate for my son and if talking to people makes them aware of the characteristics of autism, then I will talk all day.

I love the days that we’re out in public and Bryce is doing something that the world looks at as ‘inappropriate’ or ‘misbehaving’ behaviours and I start the whole talk and I get responses like, “It’s ok, I understand, I know someone who has autism.”

It is such a great feeling to know I’m not alone and more people are informed.

Thanks for reading,

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