**April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day -. For anyone who doesn’t have their head in the clouds and is already AWARE of autism let’s spread that gesture to ACCEPTANCE and UNDERSTANDING.I can’t speak for all people with autism just because I know one and I’m not going to claim to be able to. Just like I can’t speak for all women or parents just because I am one.
But I *do* know Dylan and if I can increase the worlds understanding of Dylan and his autism using everyday examples then hopefully we can all create a society that has insight and understanding for him and others like him.
The increasing incidences of people being diagnosed with autism means that we all potentially could be coming into contact with those affected by this hidden disability many times a day.
Imagine waking up one morning and you’re in a foreign country, no one speaks your language clearly and certainly no one understands yours or what you’re trying to say.
What would you do??
Where do you go for help?
Who do you turn to for understanding?
Dylan wakes up every morning facing these challenges. Please be the one who asks him and others like him, ‘How can I help?’ ‘What do you need?’
Don’t pretend not to see him or his despair but offer him comfort and understanding.
For this is how he will learn to find peace with the foreign surroundings that he faces each and every day and will continue to do so for the rest of his life.