I don't spend alot of time talking about autism and how it has impacted our family. I try and stay positive upbeat and frankly, its more fun to talk and post about fun things like art and scrapbooking.
April is autism awareness month so I would like to take some time here to offer information, educate and advocate and speak up on behalf of so many of these special individuals who either have yet to find their voice or have trouble expressing their thoughts.
I thought each day I will try and provide an interesting link... which you can view at your pleasure... rather than here on my blog. That way I can still share some artsy stuff and still help spread the word.
Todays first piece of information is to support the Autism Society of America. One of the first national organizations to help inform us after the shocking diagnosis of Ryan's ASD 8 years ago.
They are a very worthy cause, assist many families and are open minded to a variety of treatments and train of thoughts out there currently.
Here is a blurb of how you can help:
Spread the word. Helping the autism community can be as easy as updating your Facebook or Twitter status! On April 1, the Autism Society is asking supporters to change their status on Facebook and/or Twitter to “Autism affects 1 in 110. Text “AUTISM” to 50555 to donate $10 to the Autism Society. Help spread the word: http://bit.ly/bUAVRf.” For the first time ever, supporters can now simply text “AUTISM” to 50555 to donate $10 to the Autism Society. 100% of your donations will go to support the Autism Society’s mission of improving the lives of all affected by autism.