Autism is a spectrum condition. This means that while all people with autism share certain difficulties, the condition affects them differently.
One of the reasons I agreed to be part of Rj’s Autism Blog Hop was because my youngest child (shown above) is autistic. It is a condition that affects people in different ways. My youngest child at eight is a happy child with a sly sense of humor and an endless curiosity. He is what most specialists call highly-functioning autistic. Understanding the intricacies of personal relations is his biggest struggle. Everyday he fights to decipher instructions and social cues that would come easily for most people. Finding the right words to express his thoughts can sometimes become an entire obstacle in itself. Despite his struggles he is a cheery child who loves to meet people and is well-liked by just about everyone he meets. My hope for him is become an independent soul who finds love and a career he enjoys.
I am giving away $25.00 Amazon Gift Cards to four lucky people. To enter, share a story of either a struggle you have to overcome or if you know someone with autism. I personally struggle with dealing with social cues and shyness myself so I understand the issues my son has but on a smaller level.
Happy April 1st. Here is the link to Rj’s blog hop
I will be doing a FB chat with Carol Lynne & TA Chase April 1st (today) discussing out latest releases at 5pm Pacific.
Here is the link