True Autism Awareness and Acceptance

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True Autism Awareness and Acceptance

So many people talk about accepting autism and being autism aware, but I find most people to not be aware. They hear the media stories, or the blogs or the inspirational stories of the kids graduating college or using a keyboard to type. It's amazing for those kids and families and to hear about those kids, but for so many families it's a reality that isn't going to happen. Who then do they look up to? This is why we film Kreed and blog about "that kind of autism." The kind where we just want our kiddo happy in his own skin and not trying to tear apart his body, the house or us. Our kids can be so amazing and kind and wonderful, but there are also times that can be so difficult and they need our help to get back to good. True autism awareness and acceptance is recognizing these kids on that end of the spectrum that won't be logging into facebook or social media and shouting their pride at being autistic, but instead, stuck inside a body that doesn't move correctly, prevents them from verbalizing correctly and causes them to severely self injure or cause harm. Those kids aren't celebrating their autism, but trying to get through it and get to a point where they aren't wanting to rip their body to shreds. Some families try so hard to hold it together and hold their child together and tell them it will be alright when they don't even know if it will and to find new ways to help their child be happier in their own skin, learn to communicate their thoughts and feelings and how to work their body correctly. When people become accepting of all forms of autism and not just the kinds that people want to celebrate, then more work can be done to help these families that aren't as open or forward on social media but just wish people understood and could help.

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