So time is ticking again on this “month of awareness.” Thirty days has April…simply NOT ENOUGH! We are at a point in time that it is just silly to call the AWARENESS off ! So AUTISMHWY now declares the rest of this year and beyond…. Autism Awareness Decade! Seriously. Allocating a month to honor the spectrum is great… just DO NOT STOP the AWARENESS! We have alot of catching -up to do!!
Autism was only labeled in the early 40′s…so the first 20 yrs. it basically was ignored. Honestly it seems a portion of society would like to continue on with that ignorance. Chris Rock has a very funny routine… essentially saying that certain individuals love to”not know.” It seems to ring true. People just don’t want to broach the issue. It really isn’t that daunting. Just seems that way AUTISM has taken advantage of that …”love to not know” attitude.
With a complete lack of understanding…the syndrome has been getting away with murder! Well it is time for all of that nonsense to cease! I have a script and a plan to x-out that love to “NOT KNOW” Status! It will start with the smallest of children. When my Wyatt books are ready for school-age kids we can at least start some dialogue.The only kids with any awareness are either related to or have a close friend on the spectrum. Soon we can work on teaching ALL the rest!!
Seems children are ALWAYS the most receptive to new information and change. They will help to grease the wheels of change. When the adults read my comical & basically informative books …I’m hoping to teach them as well. It seems that NO-ONE has ever really sat down and told ANYONE basic autism info AROUND HERE!!?
I guess that shouldn’t come as such a shock. Heck 8 years ago when I got Wyatt’s diagnosis…I didn’t get much information. What I did get was quite hard to digest. Alot of the literature is in a “clinical-type” language that is hard for anyone to understand. It takes acclimation…and who’s got time for all that nonsense in the course of a busy day? You want information and you want it to be in ENGLISH…if Possible! I’m hoping I’m wrong and that there is NOW. some good literature for Mom’s w/ a new autism diagnosis.
This is precisely why I encourage people with knowledge to spread it…like WILDFIRE. These embers need stoking. We have been here waiting …smoldering , hoping for the world to catch on. Well, the world is a very busy place and WE… that want this wide-spread AWARENESS need to provide something for people to GRASP ON TO ! If the language is daunting and clinical…it’s easier to tune it out. I FEEL that, that is precisely what has happened! I know …because I wanted to tune it out too. Part of my “Fight or Flight” human instinct!! So making THIS INFORMATION more “brain~friendly”will be a start.
A good start in crossing the fire-line. A start in spreading some EASY to understand information to help the individuals on the SPECTRUM. Help them gain something all humans crave. ACCEPTANCE and UNDERSTANDING! It’s a BEAUTIFUL THING …and will be easy to give with a little bit of loving efforts.
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