- Posted April 23, 2009 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
World Autism Awareness Month: We've Been Forgotten
It seems we've (adults on the autism spectrum) have been tossed aside...even forgotten. I was diagnosed with high functioning Asperger's and OCD at age 43. Just because we've done well with "blending in" with society doesn't mean we do not continue to have major challenges. The most major of these is healthcare. This often causes serious financial difficulties for those of us on the spectrum who just simply want to stay healthy. Is that too much to ask? Check out my video message to you in this World Autism Awareness Month. We must pay more than the usual attention and not forget those of us living independently while on the spectrum. This was so important to me I started a grassroots humanitarian effort to financially assist families and adults on the spectrum. I also wrote a book about my own personal experience and processes without the advantages of intervention or therapies. The general public needs to know this. I won't stop until they do.
Thank you, so much for listening.
Michael Buckholtz/CEO & Founder
Aid for Autistic Children Foundation, Inc.