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.
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!