Light it up Blue for World Autism Awareness Day 2013

My 12 year old son was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3. He could not communicate and found the world a very difficult place to negotiate. He retreated into a world of obsessive behaviours to cope with the confusion.

He is now 12 and is doing well in a mainstream school in Australia (thanks in part to intensive early intervention at the AEIOU in Brisbane from the ages of three to four).

He loves school, has friends, communicates well and does above average academically. He still has ‘issues’ but we take each day as it comes πŸ˜‰

If the general public has a good understanding of Autism Spectrum Conditions than life will be that much easier for my son.

My son does not suffer from autism.

He has autism and can suffer from the lack of understanding from other people.

Autism can be described as aΒ diffability, not a disability πŸ˜‰

Differently abled – but still able!

vive la diffΓ©rence

Which brings me to the Light it up Blue World Autism Awareness Day 2013 which is just around the corner (2nd April).

Why not check out this youtube clip explaining what it is all about.



and don’t forget to light it up blue my friends!