April 2nd is Autism Awareness Day
I’ve read a lot about autism over the years. Two days after Elena’s birth, we were told that Jared looked as though he was autistic. Being the researcher that I am, I immediately visited the library. Upon returning to the car, Andrew looked at the amount of books I had and asked, “Well, I hope no one else in town wants to read up on autism.”
Even though autism has been ruled out for Jared, I have been able to meet a group of kids who are amazing.
I used to be rather ignorant towards autism and when the therapist said he looked autistic, my first thought was that I would have a child who would never be able to be “with us.” Many of his characteristics were autistic-like, so we did know the frustrations of what a lot of these families go through.
I’ve learned that with proper therapy and support, these kids can thrive and many of them are SO intelligent.
I have a few books listed below which I’ve recommended to many parents who have recently had a child diagnosed with autism. If you’re interested in checking out any of them and have questions, let me know. 🙂
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