Today is Autism Awareness Day.
I posted this on my personal page in regards to Autism Awareness month:
"April is Autism Awareness month. I usually
join in, but this year I don't think I have it in me, unless I am to
somehow gain some momentum outside of dealing the pressure that I am
under from so many areas, mostly the school who is autism unaware, and
fine with that unawareness. Willful ignorance is probably a better
description. I am done with what seems
to be me preaching to the choir, because they're the only ones listening
anyway. If you want to know more about autism, and are not already on
my autism page, or aware of my blog, let me know. I can direct you to
all the information you could ever want to know, but I'm done spinning
my wheels trying to make others get it, that never will. I'm too busy
making sure my boys have a better chance at life than the autistics that
went before them. I don't have time for the petty ignorance of who has
the right to say what, or wearing certain colors for this or that. It's
time to move up and onward. Only action oriented advocacy can do that,
and my actions start at home with my family. My sons, especially Bubby,
need my focus to be on them, and their rights. Making sure they are
taken care of, has a fair education, and is treated with respect is my
contribution to the autism community this year."
This is pretty self-explanatory in what I mean, and why. But, there is another reason why I don't participate in big organized events. One more silly, and one that I don't think I understand, but it's a tightly held character trait, nonetheless.
I'm completely oppositional.