Thank you to everyone who has alerted a bitch to the Autism series airing on CNN!
I look forward to watching some of the coverage…but I have to admit that the constant ‘child with autism’ talk with out the addition of some 'teen with autism' and a healthy dose of 'adult with autism' language makes my Afro itch.
As some of you know my brother Bill is autistic...not a child but a grown ass man of 37!
Oh, a bitch knows the unique challenges parents face when their child is diagnosed. Mmmhmmm, I know that shit very well (mercy!).
But we sibling guardians have some challenges too…one of which is educating the media that we exist.
1 in 150 means that teens and adults with autism will need programs and options.
And 1 in 150 also means that siblings as guardians won’t always be so rare.
Autism may be a mystery but my brother’s life is a reality – he is an adult with autism.
Toodles and let me know what y’all think of the CNN coverage.