It's been a month or two since I last left a post - 2019 so far has been a busy year. I am looking forward to April though, at least these first week, or to be more exact next week - as I have a week off.
Before I digress, and make this post bigger than I wanted, let me get down to the subject of this post - Autism Awareness Day (month) 2019.
#WorldAutismDay 2019. It's great that we have a day, month where #AutismAwareness is highlighted - but for many of us we see it daily. Moving forward, lets have #AutismAwarenessYear - least that's my hope for every year ? pic.twitter.com/diETjbEiZn— TheAutismDada (@TheAutismDada) April 2, 2019
Each year I almost miss this day because it comes round so fast. At least for us and I expect many others who have Autism in their lives, that's what it seems. Being an ASD dad is a full-time endeavour - though being a dad is that at times even if you don't have autism in your lives.
I suspect that companies have a long term view, planning everything that they want to do for the month - at least that is what it seems from my perspective.
I also expect that some people do similar things - planning all their fund raising and awareness events.
For many of us, though, Autism is not a 1 day or mont
In the last 4
Although there are things, goals, we have in place for my son - to try and make his transition in later life easier; I would not change any of the past years - and I look forward to the future.
If there was one thing I wish, it would be that we would have not just an Autism Day or Month - but that every year was Autism Year.
I want to try and remove some of that last ignorance about ASD. I don't mean ignorance in a bad manner; it's just that many don't know anything about Autism and make a presumption- such as kids playing with kids with a diagnosis of Autism.
On that thought, it brings me to a little rant. I'm not sure why but I had the word autistic when directed at someone. I prefer diagnosed, or ASD - I just think that autistic has been used as a label, a negative one at that, for too long. Rant over.
That's really the though I want to pass on for the day. #AutismAwarenessDay - take a month to read and understand a little more. Something I have always wanted to convey through this blog.
Let the future be bright for all of us.