You’re gonna be hearing a lot about diabetes on this blog over the next year, but there is another cause that is near and dear to my heart – autism awareness. I have a nephew and a niece on the spectrum, but while they each have their share of difficulties, they are also ridiculously brilliant and have enormous hearts.
So I, of course, would love to think that when they become adults, someone else will see their brilliance and kindness and fall in love with them. I mean, duh, right?
A new friend of mine, Carolina Groppa, is producing an amazing-looking documentary that I’m super-excited about called Autism in Love. Check out the sizzle reel above, and tell me that you don’t want to meet each and every one of those people! What’s interesting, too, is that as they’re talking about the autism-specific challenges that these people face with regard to relationships, all I could think was – It’s not just autism. It’s hard to find love PERIOD! I want to tell each of these people that they’re not alone in their struggles to find happy relationships. People without autism have plenty of trouble in that area, too! That’s not necessarily a great piece of news, but at least it’s something we all have in common! :)
Autism In Love is having a Kickstarter right now, and there are 19 days left. In honor of Autism Awareness Month, consider backing this really awesome project, and tell ‘em Teresa Jusino sent you. ;)
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