The Unofficial start to my #Autism Awareness Month event

Tomorrow is the official start to Autism Awareness month on Acting Balanced, but I just wanted to share a few things today!

First off, I wanted to let each and every one of you know how thankful I am that you're reading this post - if you know someone who has been touched by Autism, please share my link with them, and even if you've only been touched by it peripherally, please know that I am organizing this month to 

  • spread the word about Autism, 
  • about companies who are participating by sponsoring Autism Speaks or other organizations
  • about families and caregivers who are dealing with Autism on a daily basis
  • celebrate people with Autism
  • share a variety of perspectives on research, treatment and support systems
I decided at the outset that I would allow perspectives and options to be showcased whether I personally understand it or not.  Each guest post is written from the individuals' perspective and may not match mine or yours.  I think debate and research is key to gaining more understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders, but please be polite and respectful.  

I also wanted to let you know about 
which is a campaign by Autism Speaks to generate awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
You can get more information about it at

My family will all be wearing blue tomorrow and Saturday! 

I also plan to light up our Palm Tree blue tomorrow and Saturday night!  

The third thing I've done is started a Light It Up Blue fundraising page at:
where you can support Autism Speaks with a financial donation!

I am hoping to raise $250 for Autism Speaks this month through that portal, so if you can, please give!

Please grab my button from the sidebar ---- ) and display it on your blogroll or write a post about it if you can!  

Finally, I've recently found another blogger who is also hosting a month long event on her blog at: - please stop by and show her some bloggy love for her event too!

If you are hosting an event or even just writing a post about Autism this month, please let me know here in the comments or by emailing me the URL to