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What do you like most about Autism Awareness Month? What don't you like?

Posted by on Apr. 19, 2012 at 8:53 AM
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Like: That there is an overall awareness with those who do not live with it. I mean for us we live it every day so we are always aware. But to have it in the national conversation is a good thing. I hope this can continue past April.

Don't Like: The blame game. Every other day is a new study with a new cause for Autism. Most of it not making sense and making parents feel worse than they already do.


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by on Apr. 19, 2012 at 8:53 AM
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greenmommo
by on Apr. 19, 2012 at 9:03 AM
Don't like: parents of non/autistic kids telling us parents how we need to handle our kids. The comments about how "it's not cancer." No it's not-the point of raising awareness isnt to diminish awareness/fundraising for other issues. The "it's the new ADHD diagnosis/docs are handing these out like candy." No, it's not/no they are not.

A lot of the points about awareness seem to hit brick walls. I would just like more acceptance and inclusion.
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sheabudda
by on Apr. 20, 2012 at 10:29 PM

I agree with you.  They have no idea what our lives are like as we try our best to raise our children despite everything we have to deal with.


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ROGUEM
by on Apr. 20, 2012 at 10:38 PM
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 I like that it raises awareness on many levels.  A couple of years ago, many people had no idea what autism was.  I think they saw autism = Rain-man.  Now most people have a working knowledge about it.  They at least know and understand the term.

The problem is when you get everyone talking about a topic, you can get alot of weird or thoughtless comments.  Most people know enough to be dangerous!  I think some of the posts and comments have upset and angered some of our members. 

So Yay that it is a hot topic and people are interested, but a BIG sigh on the fact that they have hurtful and opinionated comments based on no personal experience.

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