This is the first in my attempt to do the A to Z Blogging Challenge. Twenty-six days, twenty-six entries, one for each letter of the alphabet.
As April is Autism Awareness Month, I can see no way around starting off with an "awareness' blog.
At this point in time, I do believe that anyone who has access to communications is "aware" of the existence of autism. Overall, I find people to be quite kind when they learn my granddaughter is on the spectrum. Seems that everyone has someone they know who has been touched by this disorder.
This site, http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/milestones/index.html, will give you milestones your child ought to be reaching at certain ages. EARLY intervention is so very important to your child's development.
Awareness isn't just knowing that something exists; it is knowing about and dealing with the disorder as early as possible Did I say that already? I guess I really mean it!
Personally, I knew something was going on with my grandbaby before her first birthday. I still kick myself for not saying somethibng to my daughter sooner than I did. Better to be cautious than sorry.
Any questions? Looking forward to visiting and getting to know some of you. gail