World Autism Awareness Day was last week. I understand the need to bring awareness to Autism. More and more kids are being diagnosed at a fast pace. As a mom of a three-year-old diagnosed on the spectrum, I wonder when it will ever be Autism Acceptance Day. Even at her tender age my daughter has encountered a lot of ignorance.
So let me talk to you about my daughter:
- She loves Doritos. We do use chips as incentive to get her to complete tasks, like puzzles.
- She is very compassionate to animals. Some autism ‘experts’ say that is not possible.
- My daughter comprehends a vast amount that is communicated to her.
- She only has 5 speaking words that you can understand. Hugs are plentiful in our house.
- My life would not be the same without her. She reminds us how simple things can bring such joy.
By talking and sharing it can be realized that autism is not a big deal. It does require a lot of therapy to help kids with daily tasks that most learn on their own.
What else would you like to know about autism and/or our life involving autism?