April 2 is Autism Awareness day.
3 of my not so many really close friends have children with autism.
One of them is a tragic story: My friend’s beautiful daughter, a real angel, was suffering from a physical issue that was more painful for her and for the family than her autism. The grandfather, who loved her very much and spent a lot of time with her, wanted to stop the suffering and took her life and then his own, when she was only 7.
Some grandparents chose a different way:
http://www.autismspeaks.org was founded by grandparents to a child with autism, and per their site they became the leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism and increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders. Admirable!
You can help spreading awareness to autism towards April 2 by joining light it up blue
I would like to invite more parents of autistic children to join http://www.parents-space.com community of writers.
Since creating the site, I notice a lot of messages as the below, in various Facebook pages :
“Is there a web site with the blogs of every day life with autism? My son has severe autism, no speech. I feed dress diaper and groom him myself, he is now 29 yrs old. Would love to read about others??”
People, this is exactly what I created this site for! To share, spread awareness and help others with their struggles and daily challenges.
To the many of you who are intimidated by my request to post twice weekly: I know it’s a lot, and if you are taking care of a child with disabilities you have no time to post twice weekly.
That’s ok, you are invited to post as much as your schedule allows. We need parents like you writing and sharing in this site. No commitment, promise! 🙂
Parents to children with autism or disabilities, please join our authors community at parents-space.com
We’re waiting for you!