Autism Speaks and Hope Listens

Posted on April 2, 2013 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

The month of April is the "National Month of..." for plenty of things. Typically, I only acknowledge April as being the National Month of Poetry but this year I'm also acknowledging the month of April as Autism Awareness Month. As of late, autism and those that are affected by it have struck a personal chord with me.

I know that since I've been writing for this site, I've written a lot about autism. There is a good reason for it. I typically don't like to get too personal in writing for...

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Outgrowing Autism???

Posted on January 23, 2013 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

I know what you may be thinking cause I've thought the same thing. This is only my 3rd post on this site and it's the second that I've done around autism. But this piece of information that I read resonates because of a conversation that I heard last week about a parent wondering if their child could "outgrow" autism. I began to think about what that meant and coincidentally, shortly after, I stumbled upon this

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Autism is Not Scary

Posted on January 3, 2013 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

By now I'm sure that you are familiar with, or at least aware of, the terrifying incidents that occured at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Adam Lanza went into this school and opened fired killing 26 people, 20 of them children. Today marks the day that the faculty, staff and students return to the school and attempt to re-establish some sense of normalty to their lives. 

This story has brought lots of issues to the forefront of the American consci...

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