Thursday, April 2, 2009

It's World Autism Awareness Day!

I don't discuss it here much, but my son was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome six years ago. It is both a blessing and a curse. If the world were more knowledgeable and accepting of AS life would be much easier for those affected. I ask that you please spare a few moments to learn a little bit about it.

Whether a friend or family member has received an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis, or you just want to familiarize yourself with the signs of autism the following link is a great place to learn the important things to know: Autism Speaks .

Thank you!

5 comments:

bennie and patsy said...

I did go to site and thank you for the info.
Patsy

Milah said...

Actually, I am interested in learning about autism. Our good friends has a daughter who is autistic and was not diagnosed until she was an adult. I'm curious to know if that's not uncommon getting a diagnosis at such a late age. She had been seen many times by specialist but they all missed it.

Christine said...

Milah, if it's Asperger Syndrome it's not uncommon at all. It often goes undiagnosed.

Carol said...

Thank you for sharing that site. I am sure that we all gained knowledge on the subject that we may not have had before. I know I did.

TheresaG said...

My husband was diagnosed as an Aspie as an adult- until then he just thought he was a weirdo/freak/weakling/etc. He is a Lawyer and is very good at what he does partly because he is an Aspie.
I just like to point out his success because it shows that for many Aspies the future is not limited.