World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2017 and I know this all too well with my daughter, my son, and my husband living with Aspergers Syndrome (Autism Spectrum). When my oldest son was diagnosed, it took years to figure out why he was not communicating well, had trouble with social settings, did odd sounds and gestures, and was falling way behind in school. By the time he was seven, we finally got a diagnosis and the support began. When my youngest daughter began to show signs, we took her in to be evaluated as well. She too was diagnosed around the age of ten. After several family counseling sessions and Autism therapy, we discovered my husband also had several signs and symptoms, but Autism was not discovered when he was younger. Now everything else that made our marriage difficult int he beginning, all made sense. Thanks to Autism Awareness, my middle son and I have learned how to connect better with the other three and they in turn have learned how to communicate better with us.
What exactly is Asperger’s Syndrome and how is it connected to Autism?
Asperger syndrome is a condition on the autism spectrum, with generally higher functioning. Whilst Autism in a whole is a condition, there are seperate types of Autism just like there are seperate types of any mental disability.
Support and Celebrate!
To celebrate their unique way of looking at life and honor your support, my company SassyGeekgirl.com is giving away a cute set of Autism Wine Glass Charms (set includes Blue, Purple, Red, and Yellow Autism Puzzle Ribbons).
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And don’t fret it if you don’t win, you can still order this set from our Etsy site at www.sassygeekgirl.com and celebrate with other Autism Supporters and their families!
Good luck and please support your local Autism Groups!