Please share this post to spread #AutismAwareness, so that it will lead into Acceptance for all those living with and affected by it. There is no cure, just Understanding and Support. Thank you.
I posted the above as a social media experiment, asking for people to share in order to find out if and how many of them would. I didn’t post a photo of Jackson with it because I didn’t want likes or shares based off a cute photo but rather I wanted it to focus on just Autism.
However, it didn’t make the impact I was hoping for as it was only shared minimally. It is a disappointment that only a small group expressed their support, even more so that those that did share it didn’t get any additional shares or likes for it either. I ultimately believe the issue comes from people not realizing the impact autism has on the individuals who have it and/or the families that are affected by it. Therefore, not knowing or not having it directly affect them in their lives affects whether they want to understand or share the information. I thank those that went out of their way to share.
I am so thankful for the support we do have. The family, friends & educators that are with us day in and day out, week in and week out. The ones that I lean on when I need a shoulder or if I need that shoulder to cry on, the ones I call for conversations to bounce ideas off of or to get ideas from and the ones that go out of their way to include our family in their lives.