How can I help promote Aspie awareness?
Obviously, this doesn’t solve all problems, especially with bullying and mean people. Ignorant, but well-meaning people, can be educated. People who are simply mean and inconsiderate will be unlikely to change their point of view. You can try to be patient with those types of people, forgive them, feel sorry for them, ignore them, or pray for them. In the end, you will be better off letting it go. (Easier said than done, unfortunately. Maybe I should write a follow-up post about how to deal with ignorant people.)
Who else is promoting awareness for autism?
The blogosphere is also full of people writing about their experience with Asperger’s and Autism from every perspective. Here are a few I would recommend checking out.
- Leah Kelley’s blog 30 Days of Autism. Her son “H” has Asperger’s and has recently been involved in some great self-advocacy.
- Musings of an Aspie writes about her experience being on the Spectrum, as an adult and her memories as an Aspie child. Well worth checking out.
- Aspie Writer blogs about “autism from the inside”. Her post, Adult Autism is Embarrassing is honest and make it clear while self-advocacy, can be so difficult.
- Suzi Noyes, a Realtor in Virginia Beach, writes about her experience with her son, who is on the Spectrum. She shared a video about Autism with us last week that was excellent.
Do you have an autistic child? What has been your experience with these types of situations? I’d love to hear your ideas, leave me a comment and let me know what you think.