You hopefully already know that April is Autism Awareness Month, a time to spread information, participate in walk-a-thons, and focus on fundraising. Autism research is woefully underfunded, something that makes no sense to me. (Make your donations here, if you’re so inclined: Autism Speaks.)
My beloved sister-in-law Erica knows a thing or two about autism, raising twin boys with it. She also has a way with words and a wicked sense of humor. Let’s face it, there isn’t a lot out there that looks at autism through the lens of humor. And we need it.
So Erica and her friend Lisa, who also has kids with autism, embarked on filling that void by blogging about it. It’s called Laughing Through Tears (two women, four autism diagnoses, many cocktails) and I challenge you to read it without at least smirk, if not a good chortle. It’s poignant, real, and damned funny.
So read on, my friends. Don’t be afraid to laugh. And spread a little awareness yourself.