World Autism Day - Put a Face On It

I told my son it's World Autism Day and he asked warily, "What does that mean?"   My answer for him and for our's a day to celebrate the people we know who have autism. So we will be making The Best Ever Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies after school.

Chances are, you know someone who has autism in their family. They are real people, not just shiny pictures in brochures.  I'm not going to write much about autism this month.  I write about it fairly often throughout the year. You can read my posts about autism here.   My  favorite autism post is here.    

The Thinking Person's Guide to Autism will be posting daily interviews featuring people with autism (autistics). 

My son is growing up.  I'm proud of him.  He has worked very hard over the years to learn things. He has had great teachers and therapists who have helped him learn.  He is still learning, and so are we, in how to help him learn.  School will end for him, but learning won't. Or for us.  


Hill Country House Girl said...

Hi Dixie, thinking of you today, and of your son. But then, I think of you and your son a lot of days! I admire you for lots of reasons, but today I would like to say you seem like a really, really good mom. xo Ann

Martha said...

Your son is very sweet. He is lucky that he has loving parents to help him. life is hard in lots of ways, but if you have people who love you and are helping you get through it, it makes so much difference.

Anonymous said...

Dixie, I was looking online at Antique Columbian Dolls, and ended up here. Watching a video and reading...and then just wanting to hug you <3. You're are so special Dixie.

"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden