I’M LIGHTING IT UP BLUE FOR WORLD AUTISM DAY

“For success in science and Arts a dash  of Autism is essential”-  Dr.Han  Asperger

The 2nd of April 2016 is the day, wear a touch of blue to help support all the children and people suffering from Autism. They are very talented and inspiring people who find abilities in their disability. One thing i always take home with me is that when ever you meet them especially the kids, they always have a smile on their face unlike some gloomy sickle cell patients like myself. They always add colour to your life even in the ER, And from personal experience i say this, all the days and weeks spent in the children wards would have been very unbearable without them.

it is also very annoying when people try to make them look stupid or say they don’t understand them, It will take less than 20 minutes for you to find out  more about Autism and increase awareness of the disease.Wear blue to show your support. 

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are characterized by social-interaction difficulties, communication challenges and a tendency to engage in repetitive behaviours. They have social difficulties and tend to want to retreat into their own world. It still has no cure and research on it is  underway but as usual help is needed to raise funds. Check out: https://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism/facts-about-autism I also know that people can make mean comments to the parents and family of this autistic patients especially the kids although unintentionally, but it still discourages them in the end although you didn’t intend to cause pain. So here are a few Do’s i mean don’ts:

1. Don’t say: “Is your child an artistic or musical genius? What special gifts does your child have?”

We’ve all seen “Rain Man” and know about the extraordinary artistic and musical gifts that some individuals on the autism spectrum possess. But the truth is that most on the spectrum do not have these gifts. In fact, only about 10 percent have savant qualities.


Do say: “How is your child doing?” This is what you’d say to the parent of a typical child, right? It’s perfectly acceptable to say this to the parent of a child on the spectrum. They can share with you what’s going on in terms of their child’s treatment and/or educational experience. 2. Don’t say: “You’d never know by looking at her that she has autism! She looks so normal.” While the speaker might view this as a compliment, most parents of a child on the spectrum would not take it as such. Additionally, in the world of autism, the world “normal” is usually replaced with “typical” or “neuro-typical.” Do say: “Your daughter is adorable” Or offer any other compliment that you would use with any typical child. 3. Don’t say: “God doesn’t give you what you can’t handle” or “Everything happens for the best.” Please don’t use clichés. Unless you’re the parents of a child on the spectrum, you don’t really know just how much there is to handle. Statements like these seem to minimize a parent’s experience by implying that this situation is something that they should be able to handle. Also, while it’s tempting to try to put a positive spin on the diagnosis, most parents of newly diagnosed children don’t feel that the diagnosis is the “best.” Over time, parents come to a place of acceptance, and some even view the diagnosis as a gift or as a way to gain a different perspective on life. But don’t be the one to instruct them about coming to those terms. Do say: “Is there anything I can do to help you out?” or“I’m here if you need to talk.” You can offer practical solutions to help a parent handle the diagnosis or the ongoing tasks, like help with grocery shopping, babysitting or other daily responsibilities. Sometimes, parents just need to vent and it’s helpful to have a friend with whom to share their feelings. Read the entire list at: https://www.autismspeaks.org/news/news-item/mother-shares-what-say-and-what-not-say-autism-parent. Follow me on twitter:  https://twitter.com/Ummi65 Bye!!

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