Austism Awareness Month 2018

Autism Fact:  About 40% of children with autism do not speak. About 25%–30% of children with autism have some words at 12 to 18 months of age and then lose them. Others might speak, but not until later in childhood.

I’m honoured to be taking part in the annual Autism Awareness Month blog hop arranged by RJ Scott.

I feel blessed to have two beautiful children who are my world. All I want is for them to lead fulfilling lives and be happy and healthy. Raising children is always a challenge – the world is a tough place. We’ve had our share of problems including being touched by mental health issues, and all the struggles that come with moving from childhood and through the teenage years. My girls are now on the cusp of adulthood, ready for tertiary education and jobs, and to follow their own dreams.

For all our challenges, I realise how blessed we truly are. Autism Awareness Month always serves as a reminder that others are dealing with different challenges and facing other hurdles, such as lack of verbal communication.

Make sure you check out the posts from the other authors taking part to find out more facts about autism and win some great prizes. Click here to find out more.

Giveaway

Win an eBook of your choice from my back list. Just comment below letting me know what you most hope for the future. I’ll draw a winner at the end of the month. Good luck and enjoy the posts from the other authors.

Nic xx

 

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20 thoughts on “Austism Awareness Month 2018

  1. Thank you for participating in RJ’s Autism Awareness blog hop.
    My son has autism and has difficulty speaking. First he was diagnosed as “common” stuttering, but later on, it was changed to dysphasia. His mouth can’t always form the words he wants to say. The important thing is to be patient because he will get there.
    That is my hope for him and many others. Be patient with them. It might take some more time, but they can speak and might surprise you with what they say.

    • I watched a program over the weekend about stuttering and the impact it had on the lives of the six specific people featured in the show. They ranged in ages from thirteen to their fifties. It was heart wrenching to see the changes they’d made in their lives, lots of it driven by people’s lack of patience. Patience should be such a simple thing we can offer. I wish you and your son all the best for the future ❤

  2. Thanks so much for your participation in this awesome blog hop. I am a single mom of not one but two on the Spectrum. Each one of them is on a different end. My hope for the future is that I can find a place in society for them to be independent and successful.

    • It is my total pleasure to take part in the hop – such a simple thing for me to do and I hope it helps raise awareness. I hope your children have bright and happy futures ❤

  3. Thank you, Nick. I hope for a world where people are free to live, love, think and believe whatever they want, without being judged for it… A free and accepting society

  4. I have learned so much from following this blog hop. I love all the things that others have hoped for and agree. I’ll hope for something a bit more frivolous… less drama on Facebook.

    • I love the hop too. So much to learn and understand. Less drama means more time to focus on the important or positive things so I one hundred percent agree with you there!

  5. I drive a Special Needs school bus and my route is about 97% Autistic children. I have had the most blessings in the past three years since getting this route. My wish would be for more people to stop and listen to the children. The children don’t have to be able to talk to be heard, because they have a beautiful song in the music that comes out of their mouths in their hums. The children that can speak need to have people to understand them better. Understand that their brains don’t process things as well as mine or yours may. They need encouragement to do things on their own so they don’t feel less than.

  6. My wish for the future is for more knowledge of autism and mental illness as well as compassion for and patience with those who live with one or the other.

  7. Thank you for the post. What I’m hoping for? More acceptance and for individuals to be more willing to learn and be open minded.

  8. Pauladeenfan71 has been randomly chosen as the winner. Look out for an email about getting your prize to you and congratulations. Thank you to everyone else for reading and your comments.

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