As the mom of an autistic kiddo and a resident of Lake Travis, I can honestly say that in my experience “awareness” is as simple as having a conversation. If you wear blue today and it sparks a chat about how autism has affected your life or your friend’s life or the lives of your neighbors, then you’re making a difference.
Why wear blue today?
It’s World Autism Awareness Day and the global “Light It Up Blue” initiative will have skyscrapers glowing blue and people wearing blue from coast-to-coast and around the world to promote autism awareness.
Wearing blue does not cure the sadness, confusion, frustration and anxiety that goes along with autism, but it does shine a light on the hope, gratitude and acceptance. Yes, there can be a bright side to autism.