Wednesday, April 02, 2008

World Autism Day

This morning I turned CNN on and discovered a program in process titled We Have Autism. We do have a tivo but I was not able to rewind to the beginning. Additionally, our satelite feed for CNN was not working well so I missed a lot with the fuzz. However, I loved what I saw and it struck me that it was very positive in terms of showing treatment and hope. There were none of the desperate feelings expressed in video such as Autism Speaks. This presentation gave real hope for meaningful lives for children and adults who experiene Autism.

A comment made by one of the mothers that once you become the parent of a child who experiences Autism you become a parent of all children who experience Autism really struck a chord with me. That has been my experience to a substantial degree. Once I became Billy Ray's Mom I found a deep concern for the acceptance and oppportunities for all children who experience special needs. We become one in so many ways.

I am thrilled that we have a World Autism Day. I hope that somehow we can spread that not just to Autism but to all who experience disabilities.

I am sorry I have been so delinquent in writing. I am physically improving from my New Year's Eve episode and getting stronger. My blood pressure is responding to medications. I am getting anxious to get out there speaking and meeting all of you again.

I will do an update on Billy Ray in the next day or so. Also on my writing and my new book.

Until next time,
Peggy Lou Morgan
Blogs: Amazon Author Connect, Parenting a Complex Special Needs Adult and Lighthouse Parents
Websites: Parenting Your Complex Child, Lighthouse Parents and Peggy Lou Morgan.com
Parenting Your Complex Child Yahoo Group

7 comments:

KC's Blog said...

Can't wait to read your new book :) So glad to hear you are feeling better.

Barbara said...

Have you see this:
http colon //wcbstv dot com/video/?id=111027@wcbs dot dayport dot com

And

http colon //youtube dot com/watch?v=inRak4jGgmE&feature=user

NANCY said...

I just found your blog. So few are found on Autism. I plan to revisit and read more. Until then, have a blessed day!
In Him,
Nancy

Anni Rodgers said...

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Cynthia said...

Hi,

I appreciate your blog. It helps to hear about the challenges other families face. I am writing to you as a fellow Oregon mom with a special needs child. For more information about me and my situation please see www.cynthiaoregon.com

As an attorney my focus is a little different than yours, but we can all help each other out.

Jenny Shaw said...

Great informative read, many thanks. We've been having problems with nappy rash and I'm not sure how I stumbled on this but I like it and thank you for your words.

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