As April approaches, so does the annual "Light It Up Blue" campaign created by Autism Speaks to raise awareness about autism in communities across the world. I have always maintained (and will continue to do so) that we need more research devoted to the lives of people with autism, not just causes of autism.
With millions of people living with autism,
both directly and indirectly, learning about the causes of autism is not as relevant as issues like: early diagnosis, interventions, wandering, transition, healthcare, education...and the list goes on.
Those of us who consider ourselves to be advocates/activists should actively use our voices not only during the month of April, but the other 11 months of the year as well.
So let's commit ourselves to raising autism awareness 365 days a year!