Autism is a profoundly dynamic developmental disability. This means that Autism affects each child and their family in a different way. Like snowflakes no two Autistic kids are the same. Likewise the impact on the family unit is just as different. So it would stand to reason that one voice or even a handful of voices would not be able to accurately represent what Autism is to the rest of the world. So why do we let this happen? Why do we let others speak for us? In order to spread true Autism Awareness we NEED a culmination of voices. Part of the reason Autism Awareness is SO ineffective is that we let others speak for us far to often.
I don’t want someone in a vastly different situation to be my voice. Autism is different for me and my family then it is for them and theirs. If we want Autism to be accurately presented to the world then we all need to represent ourselves and our own family in our own voice. Everyones situation is different and some struggle more then others. We need everyone to share their stories in their own voice. Let the world know how Autism has impacted your child and your family. Don’t let someone else do it for you. If we truly want to spread Autism Awareness then one voice just isn’t enough.
-lost and tired