So April 2 has come and gone.
While I loved looking at the blue, I’m reminded that it’s not just about blue lights. Or blue shirts, socks, whatever. Or even blue puzzle pieces.
It’s the AAA – Awareness, Acceptance, and Action. Maybe Advocacy for kicks.
Anyway, there are some that decry the color and the marketing campaign. I get it. Even this year, after dealing with B’s issues in school and getting denied for one waiver really have worn me down. Even getting on the screening list is disheartening – I will have to take a day off work to take B to Harrisonburg for the screening.
Harrisonburg is a little more than 2 hours (interstate) away. There used to be a closer one but, shocker, budget “cuts” closed that one. So, yeah, there’s some “awareness” right there.
And what’s more – this doesn’t get him the waiver. This gets him on the WAITING LIST for the mother bleepin’ waiver. That has thousands of people on it. Years, people…YEARS. So maybe Governor McAuliffe can use some “awareness” to do some “action” on that, maybe? I mean, you signed the ABLE Act, and commuted Neli Larson’s sentence.
Meh, we’ll see.
Anyway, I don’t need to wear blue to show my true colors. It’s here every day, whether I blog here, tweet there, or whatever. I have nothing against “Light It Up Blue”, in fact, I participated in it before.
But this year I feel a little jaded. Comes with the territory you know. Many say that without awareness we cannot move forward. Well, for golly sakes, how much more awareness does one need?
Anyway, I love this Seinfeld clip that reminds me of not just Autism Speaks, but other organizations that are also marketing machines. Enjoy!