Perhaps I’m hiding my head in the sand.
I don’t want to debate why the new CDC autism numbers are where they are. I don’t want our community to fracture even more in the discussion of environmental vs genetics vs better diagnosis vs new classification.
I just want my sons’ teachers to understand how their brains work so they can learn better.
I just want my sons and their peers to grow up knowing that autism is not something to fear and that they can be friends.
I want the numbers to stand for more than debate.
I want them to promote change in our school systems and our insurance laws and our mental health services.
My Facebook newsfeed is full of arguments about the “why”.
I want to see the “now what.”
“What about now?
What about today?
What if you’re making me all that I was meant to be?
What if our love never went away?
What if it’s lost behind words we could never find?
Baby, before it’s too late
What about now?” – What About Now? by Daughtry