Autism Awareness Month

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April is autism awareness month. Im going to be real honest here, and tell you I think this is silly. At this point, everyone is pretty aware of autism. A handful of shows feature characters with autism, it’s in the news, and most everyone I know knows someone with autism. Well, i guess 100% of people *I* know knows someone with autism, but I digress…

Maybe Im being a total curmudgeon about it because we are going through a rough patch. The patches of autism that you dont see on TV and that arent happy and embraced and plastered on awareness posters. We (yes, WE, all of us as a family) are feeling the poopy parts of Aidens stress and anxiety that comes with the diagnosis. We hear it on a daily basis  in screams, whining, wails, growls, and sobs. we see it in his tired eyes even when he’s…

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