Today is Autism Awareness Day and it kicks off the entire month for Autism Awareness. This is the first one where it means something to us. Since Piglet has been diagnosed, we have been working through the struggles to get to a place where everyone can be happy.
Did you know that Autism affects 1 in 68 children, 1 in 42 boys? If you think your child is showing signs, I urge you to ask your doctor. I thought Piglet was simply behind in speech so that was my focus but I had a great team of doctors who helped us see that it’s not just his speech and now, he is in school and speech therapy and is doing so much better.
So, wear some blue today, or all month and remember that the child you see at a playground who is “acting up” in your eyes may not be wired like the other kids and to give them a chance to show them who they are.
Because chances are, if they’re anything like Piglet, they’re amazing.