April is a fantastic month! Not only is it the month I was born but it’s also Autism awareness month. And today the 2nd April is a huge day for those affected and touched by autism! As today is World Autism awareness day. As many will know I love to pack the blog full of fantastic features through April. This year will be no exception. But this year I wish to kick off the month by doing something different. Many of us will kick off world Autism Day by sending a message to the world in relation to a loved one or friend In the hope of creating Awareness. Well this year I’m doing things a little different! My World Autism message goes out to little mans schools.
Hello school so glad you could join us in raising awareness for autism. First all I feel It’s important to clear things up! I understand my blog is upsetting for you and it’s causing some stress! Well I’m very sorry it wasn’t meant like that! This is my space, it’s a place I come to write about my life with little man. The blog is written from my point of view. I write about many different areas that surround our lives as a family. I’m very sorry to say school happens to be one of them. I’m not setting out to hurt anybody. I started this blog back when I first discovered it was likely little man was on the autism spectrum. I can not begin to express how hard that was for us. With little support and hard times a head I started posting my experiences good & bad. If you look back over the last year and a half maybe you will begin to see that this is about US not YOU. Yes the school is mentioned a fair bit! But school is a big part of little mans live and I wont leave it out. I’m glad you visit the blog why not see it as feedback from a parent instead of a personal attack? This blog has helped me to connect with others, it’s opened doors to support I would never of known was out there. It’s also helped me gain confidence to voice my opinions and be able speak up for the things I believe in. I’m sorry to say it’s not always about school ( Thank God! ) but at this moment in time much of it has been. I’m not happy about this but it happening! I just want to remind you that this is my blog, it’s not a statement or an official government document it’s just a blog. My aim remains the same, To raise awareness for Autism. And as a parent to a child on the spectrum I’m sorry to say it will never change. My children are my life and I will speak out for each and every one of them. However I wish to state that I’m pleased your concerns have been brought to me as I have a greater understanding as to why you have been treating me in such a way. I do wish to say sorry to anybody that have found themselves stressed or upset through reading of this blog. It is not targeted at anyone other than the world as a whole. I’m just doing what millions off others do every single day writing a blog! so I’m sorry to say that I will carry on with my story in the hope that it shines a more positive light! If it upsets you, I suggest ( Not in a rude way ) that you reframe from visiting. The comment box is there for all to use so you are more than welcome to share future concerns.
I thank you school for your understanding and hope you and I can work together as one to better little mans education. After all that’s whats important.
To everybody else I look forward to raising awareness a long side you in the hope of bringing change for our children and anyone else who needs it ( Lets not forget when children with Asd grow to be adults they tend to like to speak for their self ) Lets not forget whats important here! It’s not the people with autism that need changing or fixing, It’s the way society see them that needs to change. Stop trying to solve something that isn’t s problem or fix something that isn’t broken. Instead embrace something that is beautiful.
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