A couple of wonderful autism-related stories were featured in the news this final week of Autism Awareness Month.
Lisa Goring, Director of Family Services for Autism Speaks, appeared on CBS News to discuss the 100 Day Kit that is now available to newly diagnosed families. The kit is meant to serve as a roadmap to families the first few months of diagnosis. As Lisa says in the interview, every child is different and every family is different. Some families will follow this roadmap word for word; others will follow a different timetable. The most important part is that they will have some extremely helpful information created by loving parents and caring professionals to get them started on the journey. I encourage you to watch the interview and help spread the word about this phenomenal resource.
Robin Morris, author of the Resilient Mom Blog over at Revolution Health, is a bit further down the road in the journey. In "A Path into the World" which recently ran in the Philadelphia Inquirer she writes:
Time provides a unique perspective in separating the forest from the trees. Sometimes, when we live in a world of chaos, we are totally immersed in the now, rather than the look where we've been...
A nice way to end another April .… just a little bit more aware of the possibilities