Light It Up Blue April 2nd!!!

Posted March 28, 2013 by Michelle in Uncategorized / 4 Comments

This weeks What’s on your bookshelf? 
will be moved to April 2nd for a special feature

On April 2nd 2013
Please Join me in Raising Awareness for Autism

On that day I will feature a special book
recommended by my 8 year old son Ryan who is on
the Autism Spectrum (PDD-NOS)

Please take some time to do some research about What Autism Is.
Teach your children that all kids are different 
and that some differences are not a bad thing or something to make fun of. 

10 Things my Autistic kid wished you knew 

1. I’m sorry I have fits but I’m not a spoiled brat. I’m just so much younger on the inside than I am on the outside

2. I’m easily overwhelmed because I see and hear everything. I hear the lights hum and clock tick. Everything is so loud it makes my head hurt all the time and my eyes hurt from all the bright lights.

3. I’m not stupid, I’m actually very smart. I just don’t learn the way you want me to. Please learn about Autism so you know how to help me better understand what you are trying to teach. 

4. Please don’t be mad at mommy and daddy because we don’t come over for holidays or birthdays. They really want to go but I don’t do well at another person’s house. It’s too overwhelming for me and they know that. They don’t go because they love me, NOT because they don’t like you. 

5. Please have patience with me. I try really hard to make good decisions but I can be very impulsive at times.

6. Yes, I have Autism but that doesn’t mean I’m less of a person because of it. If anything, I’m actually more of a person in spite of it.

7. My house might be messy sometimes. It’s because my mommy and daddy spend their time trying to find new ways to help me.

8. Just because I don’t understand what you are saying. My feelings can be hurt just like yours.

9. I wish my mommy and daddy knew how much I love them. I have a really hard time with emotions. But I love them more than anything in the world, even more then my Lego’s.

10. I know I can be frustrating but don’t tell me I won’t amount to anything because I have Autism. If you love and support me I WILL do great things in my life in spite of my challenges. 

I take no credit in the writing of this, 
I found this about a year ago I’m sorry I’m not sure of the author,
  it is written beautifully and could not pass up sharing it.

Facts about Autism 

Did you know … 

  • Autism now affects 1 in 88 children and 1 in 54 boys
  • Autism prevalence figures are growing
  • Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.
  • Autism costs a family $60,000 a year on average
  • Autism receives less than 5% of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood diseases
  • Boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have autism
  • There is no medical detection or cure for autism

My son Ryan is an amazing little boy. He has struggles every day that we try 
and help him work through.  He is so smart, funny, handsome, silly 
and just a absolute pleasure to have. 
I never get tired of hearing him tell me he loves me or the awkward hugs he gives. 
We have our days that are more difficult 
then others but its all totally worth it. He makes me see life 
a little different and makes me so proud of him every day.
We have been through a lot and the adventure isn’t over yet.
I love him with all my heart and soul and will help him and fight for him every day 
for as long as he needs me (and even when he thinks he doesn’t anymore) 🙂

So come Join Ryan and I April 2nd
 as we review 
Chicken Boy: The Amazing Adventures of a Super Hero with Autism

Chicken Boy
The Amazing Adventures 
of a Super Hero with Autism 


“I have a superhero inside my head. 
I call him Chicken Boy” proclaims our hero. What others may see as odd “quirks”, a child living with autism explains as all a part of his being a superhero. Told in the first person perspective, Chicken Boy offers a small glimpse into the mind of one child who wants others to understand they shouldn’t fear someone simply because that person is a little different. 

What’s on your bookshelf will return April 4th with an Authors recommendation
But please stop by April 2nd and show your support for Children with Autism
Below are a few links with information 
and how you can show your support and my favorite Support websites
 Thank you so much for taking the time to read this
I hope to see you all on April 2nd
until next time…
Have a great day
Happy Reading!!!

About Michelle

I am a mom to two pretty amazing kids, four pretty cute fluffy children and a wife to one adorable husband. I am a gamer, reader and a graphic designer with 20 years experience. I recently started my own business "Limabean Designs" to help other bloggers, authors and anyone else create amazing things that they would be proud to show off. I have been reading since forever and started blogging because I love sharing all the awesome books this world has to offer. I am also the co-host for the COYER Challenge, Reading Assignment Challenge and the Bookish Resolutions Challenge. I try to create a warm welcoming environment on my blog where authors, readers, and bloggers will have a great time. Let’s chat books, games, blogging, recipes, design, or family over a cup of coffee and a glass of wine!



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4 responses to “Light It Up Blue April 2nd!!!

  1. I got emotional reading the ten things. I know those ten things so well with my oldest boy. He really is more than anyone I've ever met. Thanks for this wonderful post!

  2. I enjoyed reading your Post. My Son is Autistic and some days can be challenging… but very rewarding!
    Im your newest GFC and Pinterest follower. =)

    • Thank you 🙂 It is very rewarding. He is my heart and soul. Kids like our Sons are a blessing to have. I wish more people would take the time to understand them like we do!!!

      Thank you so much for the follow!!!

      Have a great day!