Did Autism Speak?

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Autism Awareness Month, or as many in the autism community like to call it, Autism Action Month, is ending today. For some of us -- we are happy to see it go, as the response to autism and the awareness of what this developmental and neurological disability is nowhere near where it should be. Some in the autism community, including self-advocates with autism, look at the increasing numbers (1-50 school age children have autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, according to the latest reports from … [Read more...]

When an Autism Awareness Event is Anything But

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We’ve hit the middle of April, and while there was a flurry of focus on autism at the start of the month, it still is very much “Autism Awareness Month.” Awareness events sponsored by local and national organizations continue to occur across the United States, but sometimes I wonder how much real “awareness” is actually happening? How many of these events just serve as fundraisers for the organizations sponsoring it? Fundraising is not bad, and of course autism organizations must … [Read more...]

My Jihad is Autism, Faith and Everything In Between. What’s Yours?

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What’s your jihad? Mine is autism awareness and living with autism. My jihad is my son, Lil D, and helping him (and our family) overcome challenges brought on by his autism, helping him be as healthy as possible and finding out what we can do to make him happy. My jihad is making a place for him in this world, getting this world to accept him, care for him, and help him to succeed the best that he can. My jihad is my children -- raising proud, well-adjusted, Muslim-American children … [Read more...]


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