Happy World Autism Day....I guess.
Yes, we can light it up blue, and I did wear blue today....blue is the color I feel a lot of times lately, for many reasons, some related to Bil, but not all of it.
There is still not enough attention being paid, I fear, to exactly what is going to happen when all those affected by the current "autism epidemic" grow up and become adults. In our age of budget shortfalls and government cut backs, I am not sure many people have given this issue much thought.
Is our country ready? I fear not.
But only time will tell.
Meantime, I read today about how autism has affected us all, in this article about Somali refugees in Minnesota and their fears regarding vaccination in light of a measles outbreak in their population.
We don't need a day....we need 365 of them, each and every year. Just like the families who deal with this issue every day. Some days I feel like I am totally stuck in quicksand when it comes to Bil, his issues, and his future. I haven't blogged much lately for various reasons, but trust me, it is still very much on my mind.