My son has autism, and I am on a mission of awareness.
My son is different. He will always be different. I love the way he thinks. I do not want him to be anyone other than who he is.
I strive to give him the tools to navigate in a non-autistic world. I wish to alleviate the intense stress, frustration and confusion that he copes with to function on a daily basis. While I am helping him to learn about our world, I am teaching others to learn about his.
My son has autism. That makes him different. What makes you different?
Originally written to teach Caspian's elementary school-aged classmates about his differences, What Autism Means to Me has grown to become a powerful teaching tool for all age groups. Caspian's book is required reading at MSU in Billings, MT!
We are an advocate for our friends on the autism spectrum 24/7. Autism apparel welcomes conversation on the subject.
Lifelight Books hosts an annual event at Jubilee Farm in Carnation, WA on the 2nd Sat in Aug. Started in 2001, Autism Day is a local tradition for families wishing to kick back and relax in a beautiful environment with people who understand. Local services and organizations set up activities to keep the fun free and varied.
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Autism as a difference talks to elementary school-aged children about differences: how not to stereotype or prejudge differences but rather to accommodate them. Autism is introduced as a difference and explained with the help of Caspian's book, What Autism Means to Me.
Should I have my child tested? is geared towards parent groups of young children. Developmental milestones, the evaluation process, and autism are discussed.
Step into my world is a presentation for adults who are involved in the education and/or care of people on the autism spectrum. An environment is created to give the participant some sense of how it feels to function with autism.