Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Autism Understanding & Acceptance 2013, Bonus Day: THANK YOU

The response I have gotten from this series of Facebook posts has been overwhelming to me. THANK YOU, all of you.

I had no idea what I was starting! It started as a fun little idea I had as Autism Awareness month began 30 days ago. I wondered how I could make this month actually increase awareness, because I know that when I look at numbers & statistics about autism I get numb. I started posting Thomas’ story, which turned into our family story, and all of your positive feedback and the love that was being sent propelled me on. I looked forward to every night, planning what my next topic would be and what picture I would use. It turned out to be quite a pivotal month for me. And honestly, while the feedback has been incredible, perhaps even more beneficial to me was the practice of writing on a regular basis, and being able to look back now and see our journey as it stands so far. We get so busy with today’s demands that taking the time to look back and see progress just doesn’t happen.

I will compile this into some manner of finished product. I have no idea where it will go from there, but I don’t necessarily need to know the final destination in order to take the first step.

Thanks again. I’ll keep posting as I have updates about insurance coverage for ABA, IEPs at school, and more exciting new things Thomas is doing. Hugs to you all.

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