When I was young, I remember talking to my mother on Facebook about the dangers of social media.
As my mom would go online, I’d be able to tell her what to say, how to say it, and even how to react.
It wasn’t until I had a son that I began to realize that, yes, I could communicate on Facebook, too.
And it’s because of that experience that I’ve begun to understand what autism is, and how to better help my son understand what’s going on.
In the beginning, I struggled to understand how autism could be something that could be communicated to me on Facebook.
In fact, I was always confused by how I could understand my son.
When I’d ask him questions, I had trouble following the answers.
As the years went on, I became more aware of autism and began to understand the signs.
When my son was a toddler, I realized that he was autistic, and that he struggled to communicate.
As a result, I began seeing him as having autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
After a few years of this, I knew that autism was something that I had to work on.
I had some friends who had autism, and I realized there were many more people with autism, too, and we needed to work together to improve the quality of life for them.
I started learning about autism on my own, and began helping people who were diagnosed with autism.
My goal is to help as many people as possible with autism as they work towards their goals of bettering their lives.
In addition to helping people with ASD, I also serve as a consultant for autism education organizations, and serve on a board of directors for the National Autistic Society of America (NASA).
I’ve also been an active member of the Autism Speaks organization since its inception in 2003.
When Autism Speak first launched in 2003, it was the first autism advocacy organization to hold its first national conference in the U.S. In 2014, the organization hosted its 50th national conference, which was held in Atlanta, Georgia.
In 2018, Autism Speakers of America was formed to represent the voices of people with developmental disabilities across the country.
In 2019, Autism Spectrum Disorders is recognized as a sub-specialty of the American Psychiatric Association, making it the only medical specialty in the country to have this distinction.
While Autism Speakeasy is a platform for autism advocates to meet, it’s also an organization dedicated to helping families, educators, professionals, and the general public find resources for those with autism and their families.
While I’ve been a part of Autism Speaking since its founding, I’ve never been more excited to help bring autism awareness and resources to as many communities as possible.
I believe that, with our mission to empower and educate, we will reach many more parents and children across the nation who are struggling to find autism resources.
As someone who has autism, it has always been an important part of my life.
Now that I’m finally in my 30s, I know that I can’t continue to have my son learn in the ways that he has.
But with my work on Autism Speaky, I hope that we can do more to support his development and help him feel safe and understood when he interacts with others.