Saturday, March 21, 2009

Autism Awareness

This next month of April is dedicated to help others become more aware of Autism. Many thousands of families deal with all the challenges, frustrations,tears, and immense growth from being parents of Autistic children which includes our family ! 18 years ago as a very young mother and wife I had no idea what God would be teaching me for many years to come. In these past years we have learned things we never thought we would and become advocates for our children who can not do this on their own.We not only help our children to reach their full potential through immense amount of hours of therapy and alternative teaching but, also become educaters to teach others and help them try to understand what the challenges these children have.Autism is not just a challenge for the child but for the entire family! Over the last couple decades Autism has increased by leaps and bounds with no specific causes although there are speculations which includes environmental issues and increased vaccinations too close together.Whatever the cause these are children of God who need deserve to reach their potential. These children teach us so much !These children despite their challenges and difficult nature at times have feelings just like all the rest of us. Our son has benefited from all that new developments in this area and from all those who have accepted him despite his challenges which has come through educating others .I know that many others can benefit too when we can learn about and support those children and families who deal on a daily basis with the challenging issues associated with Autism!


CC said...

You guys are such an AMAZING family!Reece is the most kindest,polite,smart kid who has been taught by amazing parents who have dedicated so much to bring him to this point!I do not know how you have kept up with all his special needs and still remain a rock for him and to all the family!I know your faith has a lot to do with it but, you are truely an inspiration !! Any additional child will be so blessed to be in your family.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for bringing it to attention. Those of us affected by autism know the dedication it takes to raise a child with autism. Blessings to your family.

The Gobble's (Lanetta) said...

Great Post Corrine!! As a SLP, I have several kiddos on my caseload who I work with daily who are affected by autism... I would love to hear more about your son... I have no doubt that he has been showered with love, affection, and the best family anyone could ever offer... :-)

Hilary Marquis said...

Wonderful post! I am right there with you, my son has Asperger's :) He is amazing and he is teaching me as much as I am teaching him.