Monthly Archives: February 2017

How do we know

These past couple of weeks have been quite emotional. I don’t know if it is because it was during these period last year that we started our journey into the Autism world.  I started questioning myself. If what I am doing is right, if I should be doing more, if I am neglecting my son somehow.  

Every individual is unique. It doesn’t matter if they are neurotypical or not. Every autistic individual respond differently to therapies, they have different progress and different limitations. I realize that the worst thing you can do is to compare you journey with others or expect things to be the way you imagined it would be. That will drive you crazy and take you to a very dark place, just like did to me. 

Thankfully I met some awesome people along this journey that brings me back to a good place. People that have been there for a long time and people like me that are still adapting. Social media is a life saver, I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t’ have the support I found through it.  

And thankfully I have good friends around me that remind me that I am doing the best that I can with the resources and knowledge that I have.  

I know I have to respect my son’s speed. The results you see depend on so many things not only on the type of therapy he receives. It is much more complicated than that. I need to keep that in mind, always. 

But how do we know what we are doing is good enough?  

Getting ready for Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Awareness Day is an internationally recognized day observed on April 2 every year, encouraging Member States of the United Nations to take measures to raise awareness about children with autism throughout the world. It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly resolution “62/139. World Autism Awareness Day”, passed in council on November 1, 2007, and adopted on December 18, 2007.

Every year, autism organizations around the world celebrate the day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events. We couldn’t be left out of this movement, you all know how important this is to us. So we designed a very cute T-shirt to raise awareness and to show our support.

According to The Autism Society, the autism awareness ribbon is multicolored, with a puzzle pattern in different shades of red, blue and yellow. Even though blue is the color most people wear to show their support, blue is not the official color for autism. It just happens to be the color that the organization Autism Speaks choose to spread awareness through the Light it Up Blue campaign. Since a color spectrum has a range of many different colors, we believe the colors to define support and awareness to autism should be endless.

The puzzle piece is still the symbol most organizations use. Although there are some conflicting opinions on this subject, we decided to use the puzzle pieces in our campaign as we already explained our view in regards to this on a previews post.

We picked a few colors for you to choose from. Royal blue, as it is the most known color for autism awareness and because we respect the work Autism Speaks does on spreading the word about Autism and all they do for families like ours. The other colors were individual picks of my family members.

Hope you all like the color selection and the design we picked. It was done with a lot of love and hopefully will be as special to you as it is to us. Please share with your family, friends, co-workers and everyone you can think of.

Our campaign ends on March 6th and the estimated delivery is March 22nd. So you will have plenty of time to get ready. Now choose the one you like the most and get ready to show your support on April 2nd! Click here to get your T-Shirt!

Our goal is to not only raise awareness, but also raise acceptance and help to spread information in order to better educate the public at large.

Thank you in advance for your support. We could not do this without you!