A couple of years ago, a Twitter friend participated in the A - Z Challenge. I had considered it, but ultimately did not participate. This year I have decided to give it a try. I blog on what inspires me which can be anything from my kids, birds, the bike path and even celebrities. I am hoping to be alphabetically inspired enough to complete this challenge!
My two sons, David (age 13) and Michael (age 12) have both been diagnosed with autism. While the early years were quite challenging, with a lot of hard work and perseverance, David and Michael are both successful middle school students. They both are on the High Honors Roll and members of the student council.
When David was born in 2001, autism was 1 in 150. In March, 2014, thirteen years later, the CDC released the prevalence of autism in the U.S. They now say 1 in 68 children have some form of autism.