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The 800 Pound Gorilla

In this very brief, last-minute episode, I share my thoughts on Autism Speaks “Light It Up Blue” campaign. I talk about how Autism Awareness month has lost its meaning and I give you some ideas on how you can help raise awareness in ways that make a difference in peoples lives. Autism Awareness Month should be about people and not money.

Will you accept my #Autism Awareness month challenge?

It’s Autism Awareness month once again. I see the Blue lights going up, the Memes spreading across the Internet but I want to make a suggestion to all of you out there. I believe Autism Awareness month has been around since 1970 and it seems that each year we pretty much do the same things. …

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.#Autism Awareness Month and The Invisible Line

Autism Awareness month is upon us and I wanted to start things off with a few important reminders.  The Autism community consists of people with many different opinions, experiences, beliefs and approaches to life. Many of these differences can be polarizing in nature and often seems to draw a line in the sand.  This invisible …

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Why we should put some focus on the parents this #Autism Awareness month

With Autism Awareness month just around the corner, there are a few things I would like to see happen this time around.  Obviously, there needs to be a focus on people who are Autistic. That should go without saying and even in 2017, that’s sorely lacking.  However, one of the things that I believe needs …

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Why I’ve had a change of heart about #Autism Awareness month

As one ages through life, one tends to gain wisdom and insight that they were previously lacking. What I mean by wisdom is learning from one’s past and gaining insights into different ways of thinking. I’m absolutely no exception to this, and I want to share something that I’ve recently had a change of heart …

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It’s time to get brutally honest about #Autism Parenting (pt 2): The Positives

In this followup post, I talk about all the positives I’ve experienced as a result of Autism being in my life.

It’s time to get brutally honest about #Autism Parenting (pt 1)

Its time to cut out the bullshit. It’s time to get to the truth and real life challenges I face as an Autism parent.. Perhaps some of you will be able to relate.

If the #Autism community wants change, we need to lead by example

“……There’s a great deal of division based on things that really shouldn’t matter. Rather than working together for a common goal, all too often, we allow things like semantics, stances on vaccines, whether or not we should cure Autism, educational choices, dietary beliefs and general intolerance to create cracks in the foundation of our community……”