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Weekly Whirl - Why Does Autism Awareness Matter to You?


If anyone knows how hectic life can get – WE DO! That’s why we have created the Autism Speaks Weekly Whirl to fill you in on all of the highlights of the week! The last thing we want is for you to be left out of the loop! Please share with friends and family to spread the word about all of the exciting things going on in the autism community. Keep in mind, these updates aren’t limited to Autism Speaks — we will be featuring news from across the community.

This week we wanted to know why autism awareness mattered to you. Plain and simple! Here is what you said...

Teresa Wheeler I know ALOT of kids with autism and they are just adorable kids.I work with them sometimes too through school.I just think the world of these kids and trials they go through.

Lorrie S. LeBeaux My son Evan is Autistic. It matters because he deserves to have the best life he can have. There needs to be more resources for teens and young adults with Autism. It is not an easy job, and it is a full-time job.

Da Holliman's It matters to me because I have three children with it. It is a daily challenge so finding a cure and all the help I can get is my mission.

John Martin ‎2 sons with asperger's. 'Nuff said?

J Renee Butler Autism is real!

The Autism Speaks blog features opinions from people throughout the autism community. Each blog represents the point of view of the author and does not necessarily reflect Autism Speaks' beliefs or point of view.