Lets talk about Jonah
Can we talk about real life for a second?
For anyone who knows my yougest son Jonah, he is a brilliant, beautiful, funny, silly, amazing boy who also happens to have autism. He loves to read, he loves to swim, and he loves people. Autism is many different things in many different people. For Jonah James, autism is difficulty verbalizing his thoughts, feelings, and emotions. For Jonah, this creates difficulty in social situations and with his peers. Imagine a world where someone was picking on you where you couldn't find the words to tell them to stop, or where you wanted something specific for dinner but could not verbalize it. Imagine his frustration. We do not know what causes autism, and there is no cure. Treatment options are limited to therapy, which Jonah partakes in almost every day of the week. All of that being said, Jonah James is by far my favorite seven year old in this world.
Real Talk: I wouldn't do anything to change who Jonah is. Autism and all, my kid is amazing.
That being said, I really want him to have a happy, productive life and be able to grow up and do whatever he wants to do. Organizations like Autism Speaks support research in the area of Autism. While I am curious as to the cause, what I really want is for Jonah to be able to do whatever it is that his brilliant, beautiful, funny, silly, and amazing mind wants to do. Not to mention if the kid was eventually able to get a job, move out, and support himself one day it would not hurt my feelings.
I don't know what will happen with Jonah's social development or with his future. I support Autism Speaks for the development of a treatment that will ensure the future of my brilliant, beautiful, funny, silly, amazing child when I am no longer here to look out for him.
Let's talk about the facts. 1 in 100. Then it was 1 in 80. Now it is 1 in 59. 1 in 59 kids is born today with Autism, AND WE DON'T KNOW WHY. The number is consistantly getting higher. I don't know about you - I'm not equipped to figure it out. The people at Autism Speaks are. We are walking to raise funds for the mission of Autism Speaks – to fuel innovative research and make connections to critical lifelong supports and services for the autism community. We want to help raise funds that will directly impact research and help those in need, like my Jonah. Please consider contributing to the cause.
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