My FIL is at it again…
Yes, you read that right. My father-in-law is at it again.
Apparently trekking the mighty Kokoda Track was not enough for my FIL and his mates as they have just embarked on another walk for autism, this time along the challenging South Coast Track in Tasmania.
They started out yesterday and will take 8 days to walk the 85 kms from Melaleuca to Cockle Creek. You can check out their progress by visiting their site Step Up 4 Autism.
As always, I am in total awe of my FIL’s determination to do whatever he can to support his grandchildren and other children with autism. Last time they raised $2700 for ASPECT. This time around, they are just trying to raise awareness of autism in the community.
In Australia, the ratio of children with autism is 1:110. In the US, the ratio is 1:88. With the number of diagnoses increasing, it is important that more people are made aware of what autism is and what it means to many families. Awareness leads to understanding and understanding leads to acceptance. Isn’t that what everyone deserves?
So please take a few minutes to visit Step Up 4 Autism and ASPECT and become a little more aware of what autism means to the many families who live with it. Families like ours. It will only take a moment but it will mean the world to families like ours, everywhere.
Joining in again with the wonderful Jess for IBOT.