As we enter Autism Awareness Month, many do so with a lot of enthusiasm and want to know how they can support the autistic people in their lives. I wanted to take the opportunity to address my opinions are hot-button, important topics, because it is an area that many have no idea is an issue. Language is powerful and we need to make a shift in how we speak about autistic individuals in order to give them the respect that every human being deserves, while also recognizing that there are popular hurtful images and organizations that people think are helpful.
What would happen if you could go back in time and change 1 thing in your life. Would you do it? What if I told you that a simple phone app video game was responsible for changing our lives? Come on a two part journey of how connecting with new friends online opened more doors than we could imagine.