Thursday, March 24, 2011

April Is Autism Story Sharing Month on TPGA

April is Autism Awareness month. And every day during the month of April, TPGA would like to share an autism perspective: yours.

As members of the autism community, we know that awareness is only a first step. Increased awareness brings opportunities to share our experiences and strive for what people with autism deserve: understanding, and acceptance.

If you’d like to participate, please send us a short essay on one thing you want readers to know about autism -- as it relates to you.  Share what you’ve experienced or witnessed. Tell readers about a formative experience; something joyful, or a brief moment of despair. Share your hopes, dreams, past, or future. Anecdotes laced with humor -- however dark though not mean-spirited -- are especially appreciated.

You are welcome to submit a previously published item, or one you’d like to republish elsewhere. And if you feel self-conscious about your writing, please know that we are excellent editors and can help your story shine. In return, please help us increase understanding about the diversity of experiences along the autism spectrum.