We are grateful to Michelle Charriere from Morden for sharing her story as a mother of a son living with Autism. Michelle urges you to Light it up Blue! Homes and business' who support those living with Autism may shine a blue light or wear blue to show their support on April 2nd - you don't necessarily have to have a family member of someone who is autistic to be a supporter. Michelle tells us that 1 in 67 people have a form of Autism. Often families or individuals living with autism won't necessarily ask for help but do appreciate it when it comes. Bringing a family a meal or making that grocery store meltdown less of a spectacle with understanding instead of judgement are just two other ways to show your support during difficult times.
Here is Michelle's story:
Telling others the Diagnosis:
How did you know things were different for your son?
Finding Success with Meltdowns:
Michelle's library of supports
Is there such a thing as routine?
One stategy you might not understand:
Teen years can be challenging - what extra challenges are there with Autism?
The Power of Friendship
Tell us about your son:
How her children shared their story with the community:
The Tough Days:
Advice for those living with Autism: