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An Awareness Day

My sons high school graduation picture – he earned that diploma!

When I look at my son, when I watch him when he doesn’t know I am watching

I see friendly










For all these reasons and so many more

Take the time to get to know my son, who will always be my boy even though he is a man.

Do yourself a favour and speak to him a while . . . it will change your life like it has mine.

The fact that he has Autism, Bipolar Disorder or an Intellectual Disability does not define him.

Diagnosis do not define him – these qualities listed here and many more – those help define him.

Take the time to get to know my son for who he is.


Happy Autism Awareness Day. Happy Everybody Matters Day.


Tina Szymczak
Tina Szymczak
Tina Szymczak is a 40-something mom and wife with two spirited boys. She has worked in early intervention and as an advocate resource for families with a loved one with a disability. Now she also writes a blog about raising children with complex needs, trying not to lose your sense of self as you parent, and her struggles with mental health.

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