People with autism must be getting lots of services and support because everyone is talking about autism. (Information is great but it is only the first step.)
Individuals with autism must like puzzles, a lot, it is on all their stuff. (Ok yes, my child with autism does but not all do and it is hardly newsworthy enough to put a ribbon on my car about it. There is a bigger message here)
If I “light it up blue” I have done my part to support a family with autism. (Yes it is a nice gesture and we appreciate it but true support comes from being there, lending an ear and a hand and maybe even a child for a play date.)
Individuals with autism are people. Not super heroes, or gifts from God given only to special parents who can handle them, or drains on society, or second class citizens, or Einsteins. They are people. I think often they are brave people, but then adversity will do that to a person.