Today is the last day of Autism Awareness Month. While I try to share my experiences of dealing with Autism in my family often - to foster meaningful conversation, point to resources and work to lessen stigma - it seems more than appropriate to amplify that sharing now. I want to be a part of fostering a culture - online and in real life - that creates safe enough spaces for people to feel they can share.
My youngest son has been quite a trooper. Near the top of this year, we realized what I had already suspected. . . that he was on the Autism spectrum. It's a journey that has brought many changes. Changes are not easy on little kids, especially those with sensory differences. Truth be told, sometimes changes can be too much for even adults, sensory issues or not. Read more about how this little guy can give us all a lesson on adapting to change like a champ.