By Kim Stagliano
So here it is, April 1st. The kickoff of "Autism Awareness" month. I'm going to do my best to never refer to these 30 days as being about awareness. If I am "aware" that a child is drowning in my pool and do nothing I'm off to jail for negligence, right?
Welcome to "Autism Epidemic Action Month."
Pick up copy of Jenny McCarthy and Dr. Jerry Kartzinel's new book HEALING AND PREVENTING AUTISM and give it to someone who has a child with autism but who does not yet know autism is treatable. Call a friend who has a child on the spectrum and tell her you're coming over for two hours to watch her child while she goes out for coffee or tea or simply crawls into bed. Send a few bucks to www.lend4health.org to help a family pay for biomed treatments. Pop into school and offer to laminate PECS for a few hours.
We're doers - not do-gooders. There's a difference. Awareness is no longer enough. It never was.
Kim Stagliano is Managing Editor of Age of Autism.