Introducing: Autism Spectrum Disorder

For a while, the word “autism” was being said so loosely. No one knew exactly what it meant, but we did know it meant something different than the norm.

According to the CDC, Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. There is often nothing about how people with ASD look that sets them apart from other people, but people with ASD may communicate, interact, behave, and learn in ways that are different from most other people. The learning, thinking, and problem-solving abilities of people with ASD can range from gifted to severely challenged. Some people with ASD need a lot of help in their daily lives; others need less.

Here are more sites that can provide information on autism:

Doesn’t it bother you that there are disorders out there, like autism, that appear out of nowhere? These mysterious disorders have no cure, yet 1 in 59 children in the United States alone are diagnosed with it. Doctor’s can’t tell you where it came from because they don’t know, yet there is a name for it.

How is that even possible?!?

Lucky for me, I have two special human beings that were diagnosed with it, but have different experiences.

Let the journey begin…