World Autism Day is April 2nd, World Autism Awareness Week is 1st – 7th April, and World Autism Month is just simply in April. Whichever way you look at it, April holds a significance for anyone connected to autism. I guess that’s what comes of being the earliest month to start with the same letter.
April is the month in which people endeavour to raise awareness of autism and to increase global understanding and acceptance of people with autism. It’s also an opportunity for those with autism to share their achievements.
For me it’s being a published children’s author, and in honour of my achievement, my local library are giving me access to a notice board for the whole month of April. This poster forms the top part of my display. It’s a chance to share information from my media kit and to inspire others on the spectrum to reach for their goals.
In a way, my main character’s journey echoes my own search for a place in this world, and like me, she finds that standing out as different is exactly what she is meant to do.
I wish every success to all those on the autistic spectrum.