If you were in charge of #Autism Awareness Month what would you change?

As #Autism Awareness Month approaches, what would you like to see happen? Do you want to see more general awareness? Do you want to see more research? Perhaps more support for the families touched by Autism?

If you could plan the message that #Autism Awareness Month was putting out, what would your message be and why?

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sue_wenman

@Lost_and_Tired all SENCOS in a hard exam with a disco cold air and heat scented air. Fail & lose their job. Might help them understand!

Lost_and_Tired

@sue_wenman well alright 🙂

sue_wenman

@Lost_and_Tired I have been frustrated by the meaningless platitudes but no action on behalf of my daughter!!

yes_thattoo

I’d get it so that adults who are in the “middle” (could work/live on own if given some basic help) actually qualified for that help.

lostandtired

@yes_thattoo I would absolutely support that idea. 🙂

yes_thattoo

@lostandtired  @yes_thattoo Now to find a way to make it actually happen, eh? Support with executive functioning issues would get SO MANY of us able to do more things it’s not even funny.

lostandtired

@yes_thattoo a good place to start is by listening to the adult autistics already out there and we could learn how to better help.

Kate

How about instead of “Be aware that people with Autism exist”, we go for a “be aware that people with autism/parents of children with autism need help, so go offer to help them out or just hang out with them and learn about it.” Emphasis on actually doing something instead of just “be aware”.

lostandtired

@Kate that is a mouthful but absolutely brilliant

First Lee

There needs to be more support for ALL people with autism, not just autistic children and their parents.

lostandtired

@First Lee so very true. While my focus is more on my kids, that will grow and change as they do. You’re absolutely right. Autistic kids grow up to be autistic adults. 🙂

wyrdpookaone

I would like to see more support for the families.  More to the point is the need for our society to take a stand to support and protect all vulnerable peoples of our country.  Too often I think we end up with competition between agency of care.  What is needed is a more comprehensive approach,dare I use that so over used hippy dippy word,’ holistic’.  hugs to you and yours, sunshine and poptarts

lostandtired

@wyrdpookaone I agree. It seems like Autism Awareness has become a business. I have sunshine but could use some poptarts.

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