World Autism Month Kindness Quest – Week One

As a parent of a child on the spectrum I only recently became aware of Autism Speaks and the fact that today is World Autism Awareness Day.

Below is the challenge from Autism Speaks for Week One

Week One: 3/30/2020-4/5/2020
Your kindness quest this week is to spread understanding and acceptance for people with autism.

Here’s how:

Take the kindness pledge

Wear something blue on April 2 in honor of World Autism Awareness Day

I have also started a Facebook fundraiser for April, World Autism Month

My story with Autism began in March of 2019 when my daughter received an Autism Diagnosis after a private assessment. Like many parents I was confused about what that meant and felt anxious about my daughters life and whether she would live “normally”

My wife had the advantage of being a teacher who had regularly deal with students who had received a diagnosis and were working and functioning in her classroom or had been moved to another learning environment.

I will be sharing more about Autism Speaks and Autism on my blog here and LinkedIn profile over the month of April.