Saturday, April 2, 2011

World Autism Day

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.

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