March 10, 2011 by Marj Hatzell
As some of y’all are aware, April is Autism Awareness month. April 2, 2011 is World Autism Day. Autism awareness has come a very, very long way. But there’s a grassroot movement afoot to let everyone know that Awareness is not enough.
Awareness isn’t enough.
We must also move to accept and understand. And not just autism. Disabilities. Mental illness. It isn’t enough to just be AWARE of something. It’s necessary to also be accepting and move to a greater level of understanding. It’s important because it shows you respect our children, not pity them. It’s important because we don’t want people to get the wrong idea. We need them to accept our kids for who they are.
Start at that facebook page. Join us on April 2, so we can show you who are kids are. And join us, so we can come together as one community, one voice, united to make sure we are heard. It’s time people know what Autism really is.
And for an added bonus, check out Autism Supermom’s fabulous campaign:
Aren’t they fabulous? LOVE.