April is Autism Awareness Month
But after the month is over, what are the best ways to continue support and awareness? A church pastor diagnosed with autism at age 36 explains how.
April is Autism Awareness month, but it’s only a month. When April is over, sometimes the awareness goes with it. When April is over sometimes the inspiration disappears. When April is over sometimes autism acceptance becomes less important.
I know that to be true because just two years ago all April 1st meant to me was April Fools day. April had very little significance and autism awareness was not something that captured my full attention, much less inspired me to contribute to the autism community. All that changed in December of 2014. After years of silently and sometimes not so silently, struggling with many issues, I mustered up the courage to investigate the source of my struggles and my investigation led me to seek professional help. In 2014, at age 36, I was diagnosed with ASD.