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Autism Awareness Month


April is Autism Awareness month, which has become close to my heart. Not that long ago I didn’t even know such a month existed. Now I am doing all I can to get out the word, since my son is on the autism spectrum. Autism diagnoses are now more prevalent than pediatric AIDS, diabetes, and cancer combined.

Provided by Autism Creations

Unfortunately autism brings with it great controversy. Many people fight over the cause and treatment of autism; others argue about who should receive donations; folks even hotly contest whether you should say someone is autistic, they have autism, or not use the words at all.

My dream for April is to keep the nastiness off my blog. I am not saying you can’t express your opinion. I am simply saying if you want to disagree with someone, please be respectful and keep it family-friendly.

I am excited to bring you many guests this month. I have moms, dads, siblings, caregivers, and people on the spectrum who agreed to share their perspectives. Some are going to tell personal stories, and others are going to offer help. I even have a new feature and some giveaways lined up!

I desire Autism Awareness month on Many Hats Mommy to be like the blog–give a window into life on the spectrum and let those dealing with autism know they’re not alone. Please stop by often in April and help me make that desire come true!

Author: Jenny Herman

Jenny Herman is not anyone special or a hero. She's just a working special needs homeschool mom who uses the Power of One to "just keep swimming". Visit her blog to learn more.

4 thoughts on “Autism Awareness Month

  1. I love this! I am also doing a month long Autism Awareness event on Acting Balanced, starting Friday and I was trying to figure out how to say exactly this… I’ve opened up my blog to everyone who wants to contribute, whether my personal philosophy agrees or not, I’m letting everyone have a say if they want it. Thanks for such an inspirational post!

    • Thanks, Heather! Last year I got lambasted for a link to Autism Speaks’ 100 days information kit! I don’t mind if people disagree, and I know autism is full of different sides. I just want us all to be respectful and remember we’re trying to help our kids and adults!

  2. Funny…I wrote a post for you last year on FoggyRock after you got some ugly snarky people over the AS post. I reread it last night as I have not done or written a thing outside of what I did for you. I still feel much as I did last year…and say that’s the very reason Parents mag. didn’t mention it..Autism is COMMON…nobody notices anymore. Oh how sad!!

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