Today is the 5th annual World Autism Awareness Day, celebrated worldwide with the hope of getting the attention of as many as possible. One part of that is Light It Up Blue, a united act of lighting up famous landmarks, such as the Empire State Building and the Sydney Opera House, with a blue light on this very day. On Twitter, there will be a storm of tweets using the hashtag #WorldAutismDay to support the cause. I’ve decided to dedicate this post to correcting 10 myths of autism that many people still believe to be true. Please share this with as many people as possible to help raise autism awareness.
It is only a few days until the 5th annual World Autism Awareness Day that will be celebrated April 2, 2012. Thus, I found it fitting to post a blog about what Kate Winslet (yes, the famous Oscar winning actress) is doing these days, namely raising awareness – and money – for autism. I had heard whispers about a book she was making related to autism that had something to do with a golden hat but it had not caught my attention enough for me to explore it in further detail. It was not until my friend posted a video-clip of her being interviewed on my Facebook wall that I realized what an important cause this was and how close to home it was hitting.