World Autism Awareness Day

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Autism awareness: a cause close to my heart.

Today, April 2,  is World Autism Awareness Day.  I have lived with autism all of my life, and while it has been hard for me to live with at times, it has shaped a lot of what I have done and who I have become.  It causes me to miss some things but I have picked up on others, and I don’t think this condition has ever held me back or stopped me from fulfilling my dreams. 

On this day and during the entire month of April, Autism Awareness Month, I would like to encourage everyone reading this to keep in mind those of us who may not be able to pick up on everything going on around us but who can still contribute much to the world if you give us the chance to try.  My family is shining a blue light outside of our house for the entire month to show our support for autism awareness and research, and I highly encourage you to “Light It Up Blue” as well.  Also, if you’re a parent or friend of autistic children or young adults or want to learn more about autistic lifestyles and research, come by AutismAfter16.com for articles, columns, and all sorts of other useful information concerning autism.  I write a biweekly column there called “The Learning Curve” when I’m not updating my blog, so come look at that as well.

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2 Responses to “World Autism Awareness Day”

  1. Sharon Kellogg Says:

    You’re an inspiration to me and many others Ben! Love you!

  2. Benjamin Kellogg Says:

    Thanks for reading, Aunt Sharon! Inspiring people with different ideas is one of my favorite parts about being a writer, and compliments like yours are proof of that. Love you too! Ben

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