As some of you may know, autism is a cause near and dear to my heart. I volunteer my time and creative talents for several autism-related non-profits. Here's why...
Last year, my cousin's daughter was diagnosed with severe autism at only two years old. She is completely non-verbal. Hearing the trials and tribulations of living and loving with someone on the spectrum can break your heart. I channeled those feelings into strength and work closely with the St. Croix County, Wisconsin Autism Support Group and a soon-to-be-announced new autism charity.
Today, April 2nd, is World Autism Awareness Day. Awareness and acceptance are critical components for those living and loving with someone on the spectrum. I found this article today and thought you would like to read it to learn more: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/world-autism-awareness-day-article-1.3015253
This is a very brief and discombobulated post but I wanted to get my thoughts down and do my part today! If you have questions or would like to volunteer with me, reach out any time! firstname.lastname@example.org
Megan A. Dutta