Tuesday, April 13, 2010
What Follows Awareness?
Will you listen to this?
Sure this month is Autism Awareness Month but just like I was saying last year, awareness really isn't enough anymore. I think people are aware. Studies are showing numbers as low as 1 in 91 children being affected, I sure hope people are aware.
So what's next? It's finding answers! Answers to WHY the numbers are rising, answers to how to treat this disease effectively, and answers to what is going to happen to all of our children when we are gone! When is the action going to follow the awareness? Not until the numbers are 1 in 50? Give it a couple years at the rate we are going, then we'll be there. These children are not going to go away, this problem is not going to just disappear if we don't pay it enough attention. Don't believe me? Just look at the projected number of adults and cost of caring for those adults with autism over the next few years.
I'm sure when we are gone and our children become a financial burden to the government we will start getting more attention- but why, do our children have to wait until then?
Posted by Heather Nelson at 2:00 PM