Friday, September 07, 2007

Austism Awareness

Ever since I've had my son, I've heard a lot more about autism. It's something that a lot of parents fear, but seems to be a lot more prevalent, or at least discussed a lot more in recent years. When I was growing up I didn't know anyone who was autistic. I'm not sure why. But, as my son is growing up autism has already touched his life.
One of Matthew's friends at his previous daycare was autistic. As I got to see this little girl on a daily basis and later met her mom, it actually put a face and a personality to something I had only ever read about. Her mom spoke not only of the challenges she faced but of her extreme love for her child.
Recently, my blogging friend, AndreAnna, wrote a post about her friend's child who has autism. It was beautifully written. So, today I'll spare you hearing about our toilet training joys and instead share a link with you.
Happy Friday.
http://www.diaryofadiaperingmadwoman.com/2007/09/1-in-150.html

3 comments:

AndreAnna said...

Thank you soooooo much for the link - it really is a cause that needs way more light than I could every shine.

Teena said...

A friend of mine has a nephew who is autistic. I've learned a lot about it from her.

Multi-tasking Mommy said...

Autism certainly is much more prevalent in today's world and for whatever reason, researchers cannot find out why. It is very scary, that is for sure.
When I was teaching Kindergarten, I always had the children with autism in my classroom. Each and every one of them had hearts of gold!