Today is Autism Awareness Day, but as I have no real experience of it (although I'm learning lots today!), I'm sharing my dear friend Sarah's blog who today talks about her experience of autism with her 6-year old Ethan who has been diagnosed with autism.
Link to Sarah's blog
Sneaky peek at Sarah's post
"Now those that know me well know that this is very close to my heart as my son Ethan who be 6 come july is autistic.
Also my youngest son Aaron has just had a MDA meeting due to him showing alot of tell tale signs such as limited speech,developmental delays...he will be 2 next month but still cant sit unaided foe extended lengths of time,he also does alot of rocking and biting.
Also just found out he has lax ligaments like his brother."
More info taken from the WAAD website:
The sixth annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2013. Every year, autism organizations around the world celebrate the day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events.
World Autism Awareness Day shines a bright light on autism as a growing global health crisis. WAAD activities help to increase and develop world knowledge of the autism epidemic and impart information regarding the importance of early diagnosis and early intervention. Additionally, WAAD celebrates the unique talents and skills of persons with autism and is a day when individuals with autism are warmly welcomed and embraced in community events around the globe.
By bringing together autism organizations all around the world, we will give a voice to the millions of individuals worldwide who are undiagnosed, misunderstood and looking for help. Please join us in our effort to inspire compassion, empowerment and hope.
Thank you for reading x