There's a new "campaign" going on in the facebook world.
"NOT born with it."
Parents from all over the world are sharing photos of their children with a little bit of a story. A lot of parents are choosing to share photos of their child before their regression and following diagnosis.
Here is my 1 in 88. NOT born with it.
At five months old.
Hamming it up for the camera.
Loving his Halloween costume.
Cooing and babbling to the photographer and anyone who came into the studio.
I got dozens of shots from this shoot with this engaging little monkey.
In fact I have hundreds of similar shots from his first year of life like this.
He was not autistic. He was not born with autism.
This is my precious boy at 7 years old.
Photo shoots result in dozens of shots of this vacant expression and low tone mouth gaping open.
Photo shoots result in crying and tantrums.
He won't respond or look at the photographer.
The smiling shot is a rare treasure among hundreds of photos like this one.
He now has autism.
Something happened to my boy and to thousands of other children.
My boy was not born with autism.
It's Autism Awareness Month.
Start becoming aware that many children with autism were not born with it.
Start becoming aware that the government seems not to care.
Please visit the Autism Action Coalition and write a letter to your representatives urging them to recognize autism as the national health emergency that it is.