Autism, as defined by Google, is:
1. A mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by great difficulty in communicating and forming relationships, and in…
2. A mental condition in which fantasy dominates over reality, as a symptom of schizophrenia and other disorders.
This mental condition affects 1 in 88 children and it is truly a struggle for these children and their families. I have been so fortunate to meet some of the most amazing kids with autism and they are so incredible! Many of them see the world in such a way that we, as “normal” people, do not!
Today is World Autism Day, so I’m wearing blue to support the children & families of those with autism. I also am wearing blue in honor of the educators, teachers aids, school staff, nurses and doctors who work hard everyday to help find a cure! Lastly, I’m wearing blue in honor of the following children who have touched my life and made me want to know more about this mental condition: Joel, Toby, Claudia and Seline!