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Father and Dirt Track Racer Raises Awareness for Autism
Here is one of many examples of people doing their part in trying to raise awareness. I would like to think that this article that I have provided a link for will be another reminder to my blog readers out there that there are people who care about issues relating to Autism Awareness. Every once in a while we will hear stories of this occurring, and it can only serve to help our community.
Eddie Doggett is a dirt track racer who loves doing what he does. He loves to race out on the dirt track and entertain the people who watch him race. It's a fun hobby of Eddie's as he clearly enjoys racing, but for this year there has been a serious topic he's been wanting to address, and that would be relating to Autism Awareness. Eddie happens to have a son of his own who was diagnosed with autism when he was only 3 years of age. It's Eddie's love and commitment to his son that he goes out to the racetrack, so he has an admirable cause for racing.
This blog entry I believe is aimed at family members and friends who are associated with those who are on the Autism Spectrum. Hasn't there ever been a time when you felt like you wanted to do something special for your family relative or friend who is autistic? Have you ever felt like you could be doing something to help improve the well being of that relative or friend? Is there an underlying message that you want to send to masses of people, and yet, you don't quite know how to get that message out? Consider the example I just showed you in Eddie Doggett and perhaps you will consider taking on similar tasks in order to raise Autism Awareness.
When You Say You Support Someone, Actually Mean It
The headline in bold pretty much speaks for me. When you say you support someone, actually mean it. Actually mean what you say about your family relative or friend when you claim that you are going to help. When you claim that you are going to do everything in your power to help raise Autism Awareness, try your best to actually follow through with it. Stay true to your word. Let your actions speak the loudest. It won't matter what your words say if your actions don't back your words up.
Being aware of someone having autism is simply not enough. Being aware of autistic traits and habits is only one of many steps of getting to understand, respect and address topics related to autism. It's hard for some people to get a real good grip on what autism is about and how much of an impact it has on people's lives. For those of us who are autistic, we may have our own ways of receiving information and translating it in our rewired minds, but we would appreciate it if we weren't talked down to nor treated as disposable assets. Above all else, we're people just like you.